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Today someone hacked my twitter account. It just so happened that the friends I follow were in the middle of a flurry of tweets and I was watching their babbling when I noticed the following tweet - supposedly from me:

 

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I immediately changed my password and reported this security breach to twitter.com. There is no customer service contact for security issues - but a contact us form with a category of bug (urm... i would say so).

Send a tweets to those following me...

 

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which was promptly followed up by the following from my new alter-tweeter

 

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Which is extra-specially concerning ... remember - I had just changed the account password.

So it looks like Twitter has a serious security problem guys - so be careful with your details and watch for any posts that you yourself did not write. I still await a response from Twitter.com with an explanation. My guess, either a back-door vulnerability or an unscrupulous developer of a twitter app/mashup.

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2007 9:56 PM | Back to top

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