Twitter halts tweets by text

TWITTER yesterday halted users’ ability to fire off tweets via text messages as it seeks to fix a vulnerability that led to CEO Jack Dorsey’s account being hijacked.

Dorsey last week was the target of so-called “SIM swap” fraud, which enables a hacker to trick a mobile carrier into transferring a number – potentially causing people to lose control not only of social media, but bank accounts and other sensitive information.