Sunday, January 4, 2009

Twitter login scam on the rise

Do you still use Twitter these days? If you do, then you should be aware of the Twitter login scam that's on the rise.

Hackers are taking advantage of the new multiple login service trend, and use the stolen IDs and passwords to login to other online services. Rafe Needleman from Webware warns:

Direct messages (DMs) are showing up in Twitter accounts with appealing come-ons to visit a site on The text is, "hey! check out this funny blog about you..." The URL in the message then redirects to a page that looks like the Twitter login page, but is actually not on Twitter--it's a site,, that masquerades as Twitter to steal your login credentials instead.

Twitter users might be fooled because of the hacked web page looks almost like the official Twitter web page, so the best way to avoid this is to always type in the official Twitter web address and never click on any unknown or unfamiliar invitations. Stay safe!

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