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    WARNING! Twitter is currently under attack. Only use third-party applications.

    I'm posting this here because I know a lot of us use Twitter. Twitter is currently under attack from hackers who are exploiting a bug in Twitter's code. If you use twitter.com, you can inadvertently retweet spam and porn to your followers, just by hovering over other tweets.

    Third party applications are safe. Only use those until the problem is resolved. I recommend HootSuite or TweetDeck.

    More information:
    There's a New Twitter Exploit and It's Spreading Like Wildfire
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    Re: WARNING! Twitter is currently under attack. Only use third-party applications.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I'm posting this here because I know a lot of us use Twitter. Twitter is currently under attack from hackers who are exploiting a bug in Twitter's code. If you use twitter.com, you can inadvertently retweet spam and porn to your followers, just by hovering over other tweets.

    Third party applications are safe. Only use those until the problem is resolved. I recommend HootSuite or TweetDeck.

    More information:
    There's a New Twitter Exploit and It's Spreading Like Wildfire
    No offense, but you have any link other than Gizmodo? They mistake DNS errors as major hacking attempts. Plus I have no respect for them after everything they have pulled, like the iPhone 4 debacle and the CES TV-Be-Gone.
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    Re: WARNING! Twitter is currently under attack. Only use third-party applications.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    No offense, but you have any link other than Gizmodo? They mistake DNS errors as major hacking attempts. Plus I have no respect for them after everything they have pulled, like the iPhone 4 debacle and the CES TV-Be-Gone.
    Here's TechCrunch:
    Warning: Mouseover tweets security flaw is wreaking havoc on Twitter [Updated]
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    Re: WARNING! Twitter is currently under attack. Only use third-party applications.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    No offense, but you have any link other than Gizmodo? They mistake DNS errors as major hacking attempts. Plus I have no respect for them after everything they have pulled, like the iPhone 4 debacle and the CES TV-Be-Gone.
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    Re: WARNING! Twitter is currently under attack. Only use third-party applications.

    Good thing I don't use twitter
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    Re: WARNING! Twitter is currently under attack. Only use third-party applications.

    Porn, you say?
    Everybody add me on twitter and hover your mouse over my tweets -go,go,go.

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    Re: WARNING! Twitter is currently under attack. Only use third-party applications.

    I was wondering what that was all about...
    Sure glad Twitter got that solved.
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    Re: WARNING! Twitter is currently under attack. Only use third-party applications.

    I thought only twits tweeted?

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