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Ashton's 'kudos' for Twitter hacker

Ashton Kutcher has given "kudos" to whoever hacked into his Twitter account to highlight the website's security flaws.

The actor, producer and unofficial king of Twitter had his account hijacked by hackers who posted two tweets. One referred to the site's lack of Secure Sockets Layers for secure browsing, saying: "Ashton, you've been Punk'd. This account is not secure. Dude, where's my SSL?"

The second said: ""P.s. This is for those young protesters around the world who deserve not to have their Facebook and Twitter accounts hacked like this. #SSL".

However, instead of lashing out, Ashton has commended the tricksters, tweeting: "Kudos to the clever one but nothing a little diplomacy couldn't resolve. @aplusk is back in the saddle".

It is not the first time Ashton has been the victim of hacking. Last year he lost all of his followers when a hacker decided to remove the number of followers of many famous tweeters including the likes of Justin Bieber, who tweeted his dismay saying: "So I woke up here in LA and Twitter has been hacked. Turns out I am no longer popular. Hackers, I send a warning... U have now p***sed off over two million teenage girls. They are more dangerous than Navy Seals."

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