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    Very upsetting Twitter problem

    Someone seems to have gotten into my Twitter account and posted something from me:

    RT @Gordtm: Up to $240.30 so far today!!! i'll tweet another update later!!

    How does this happen and what can I do to stop it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm View Post
    Someone seems to have gotten into my Twitter account and posted something from me:

    RT @Gordtm: Up to $240.30 so far today!!! i'll tweet another update later!!

    How does this happen and what can I do to stop it?
    Quite easily. If you are signed into Twitter, any web site you go to could execute code to send a Tweet from your account. It is also pretty easily to exploit Twitter in other ways. Not much you can do about it other than to stay signed out if you aren't using Twitter. Another way if you are using Firefox is to use the NoScript addon to block javascript on sites that you haven't whitelisted.
    Last edited by sunkast; 07-30-2009 at 02:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Quite easily. If you are signed into Twitter, any web site you go to could execute code to send a Tweet from your account. It is also pretty easily to exploit Twitter in other ways. Not much you can do about it other than to stay signed out if you aren't using Twitter. Another way if you are using Firefox is to use the NoScript addon to block javascript on sites that you haven't whitelisted.
    Thanks. I'll have to make sure I sign out each time from now on.

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    Now they have suspended my account!!!!!
    Someone compromised my twiiter account and is making posted through my username.
    I have sent an email to twitter, any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm
    Now they have suspended my account!!!!!

    Someone compromised my twiiter account and is making posted through my username.

    I have sent an email to twitter, any other suggestions?
    If they suspended your account not you can do now but wait and when they re open I would recommend changing your password.

    And maybe try using a desktop app for twitter when on the computer :-)
    Last edited by Kris; 08-02-2009 at 05:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm View Post
    Now they have suspended my account!!!!!
    Someone compromised my twiiter account and is making posted through my username.
    I have sent an email to twitter, any other suggestions?
    Create another one with a different user name. That would be my suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    Create another one with a different user name. That would be my suggestion.
    What a pain, I think I'll wait a bit and see what happens.
    I still don"t know how someone could have gotten into my account.
    I recently saw posts for advertising stuff that I didn't do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
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    If they suspended your account not you can do now but wait and when they re open I would recommend changing your password.

    And maybe try using a desktop app for twitter when on the computer :-)
    How long does it take until they re open it?

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    If they suspended your account not you can do now but wait and when they re open I would recommend changing your password.

    And maybe try using a desktop app for twitter when on the computer :-)
    How long does it take until they re open it?
    I honestly have no idea about that. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm View Post
    What a pain, I think I'll wait a bit and see what happens.
    I still don"t know how someone could have gotten into my account.
    I recently saw posts for advertising stuff that I didn't do.
    I don't know either I know that you just have to be really careful with info on internet nowdays. Always protect your passwords. I am sorry you have to go thru this. I hope this gets resolved really soon for you.

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