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Sorry for the Nazi spam from my Twitter account | #SocialMedia #Hacking #ThirdParty #Apps #Awareness

Sorry for the Nazi spam from my Twitter account | #SocialMedia #Hacking #ThirdParty #Apps #Awareness | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
It happened to me (and many others). It could happen to you.

 

So what happened?
Thankfully others had done their detective work while I was listening to podcasts at 30,000 feet. The message had been sent from my account (and many others) via a third-party app called Twitter Counter.

 

Twitter Counter requests read *and* write access to your Twitter account, in order to do its jiggery pokery counting your Twitter followers. I gave Twitter Counter access to my account in October 2014, and that clearly was a decision I now regret. Quite why it would need write access, unless it is planning its own self-promotion, I can't say.

 

The fact that a third-party app was used means that the hackers didn't have my Twitter password. Phew! It also meant, however, that they didn't have to try to bypass Twitter's Login Verification feature in order to tweet from mine and thousands of other Twitter users' accounts.

 

What should you do if you had your Twitter account hijacked in this way?

 

Delete the offending tweet, and revoke the offending third-party app's access to your Twitter account.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://support.twitter.com/articles/76052

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?&tag=Twitter

 

 

Gust MEES's insight:
It happened to me (and many others). It could happen to you.

 

So what happened?
Thankfully others had done their detective work while I was listening to podcasts at 30,000 feet. The message had been sent from my account (and many others) via a third-party app called Twitter Counter.

 

Twitter Counter requests read *and* write access to your Twitter account, in order to do its jiggery pokery counting your Twitter followers. I gave Twitter Counter access to my account in October 2014, and that clearly was a decision I now regret. Quite why it would need write access, unless it is planning its own self-promotion, I can't say.

 

The fact that a third-party app was used means that the hackers didn't have my Twitter password. Phew! It also meant, however, that they didn't have to try to bypass Twitter's Login Verification feature in order to tweet from mine and thousands of other Twitter users' accounts.

 

What should you do if you had your Twitter account hijacked in this way?

 

Delete the offending tweet, and revoke the offending third-party app's access to your Twitter account.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://support.twitter.com/articles/76052

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence/?&tag=Twitter

 

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Spam-Fighting Startup Impermium Joins Google, Discontinues Third-Party Services

Spam-Fighting Startup Impermium Joins Google, Discontinues Third-Party Services | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Impermium, a cybersecurity startup that was backed by top funds like Accel and Greylock, is joining Google. They had raised $9 million in funding from..
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New fake antivirus spam hits Twitter

New fake antivirus spam hits Twitter | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
What’s the story?

A new wave of spam has hit the popular social network Twitter which pushes advertisements for a free and “proven” antivirus. The link is malicious and the antivirus is fake.

 

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Twitter attacks the source, sues ‘most aggressive’ spammers and spam tool builders in federal court

Twitter attacks the source, sues ‘most aggressive’ spammers and spam tool builders in federal court | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter has today announced that it has brought suit in a federal court in San Francisco against 5 of the 'most aggressive' spammers and tool builders who facilitiate distributing spam ...
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Twitter releases open source Anomaly Detection tool | Social Media

Twitter releases open source Anomaly Detection tool | Social Media | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it

Twitter this week released an open source tool that can be used by software developers to detect various types of anomalies.

Twitter has been using the tool, called AnomalyDetection, to detect anomalies on its platform.


Anomalies might occur on Twitter when, say, there is a breaking news story, or the final episode of a cult TV show airs.


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Twitter this week released an open source tool that can be used by software developers to detect various types of anomalies.

Twitter has been using the tool, called AnomalyDetection, to detect anomalies on its platform.


Anomalies might occur on Twitter when, say, there is a breaking news story, or the final episode of a cult TV show airs.


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Goodbye to spam, er, @spam, on Twitter...

Goodbye to spam, er, @spam, on Twitter... | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter and its users have perennial problems with spam, as a quick search of Naked Security will reveal.

So you might be surprised that the micro-blogging site's own Twitter identity for report...
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Assuming you're logged into Twitter, you can just go to an account's profile page, click on the "person icon" pulldown menu, and choose Report @account for spam.

 

                                        ===> DO IT!!! <===

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:05 AM

 

Assuming you're logged into Twitter, you can just go to an account's profile page, click on the "person icon" pulldown menu, and choose Report @account for spam.


                                        ===> DO IT!!! <===


Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:50 PM

Twitter has been tighteing control over what goes on to the site of late. We've seen random accounts being blocked, including that of some of the biggest "influencers" on the planet. Truth be told, I always make it a point to ensure I don't have any stupid bots following me, whereas most people would have at least 25% fake accounts. The follower count is dead. Those in the know, know who to talk to. 

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Twitter s’attaque à cinq éditeurs d'outils de spam

Twitter s’attaque à cinq éditeurs d'outils de spam | Social Media and its influence | Scoop.it
Twitter a déposé plainte contre TweetAttacks, TweetAdder, TweetBuddy, Troption et Justinlover ; ils proposent des outils permettant d’envoyer en masse des messages sur Twitter. Pour le réseau social, il s’agit de combattre le spam à la source.
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