Twitter Spam

Posted: April 19, 2011 by clgiblin in Uncategorized

Spam is seen everywhere on the Internet nowadays. Last night, a series of third-party apps began filtering through Twitter. Twitter users were told that a new app could tell them how many users had “unfollowed” them. “Once a user signed up for the app, his or her account would automatically send the same message to all followers, asking them to verify their account and then take them to a spam advertising site.” The director of Twitter, Del Harvey, suspended these apps and notified users to avoid clicking the links. Not only is it annoying, but it is scary to think how these worms and spam messages can send messages from our own accounts without us knowing.

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