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Sunday, January 04, 2009

If you haven't heard yet, the Twitter community has been hit hard with Spam!

There are spammer messages being sent using direct messages from people on your friends list. These messages have links that take you to a site that grabs your User Name and Password for Twitter.

Then it messages your friends with the Spam message and unfollows your friends on Twitters.

This is the first time I have heard of anything like this on Twitter and it has effected quite a bit of the users.

If you start getting the same Direct Messages from multiple people, those are probably Spam Messages. Do NOT click on the links, but please message that user and let them know their account may have been hit.

If your friend gives you a link that you want to check out and you are unsure if it is really from them, send them a message to be on the safe side.

We have to remember that no matter where we are online, we have to protect ourselves. Make sure you are using the latest and greatest software available to protect yourself and your computer.

If you haven't changed your password on Twitter yet, you might want to go do so right now just to be on the safe side.

If you don't... as colderICE stated on Twitter

"That is what happens when you don't use protection."

Now of course that little comment turned into a conversation of things that Momma forgot to mention when she was teaching us about the birds and bees.

So next time you talk to your kids.... you might want to mention Spam, Phishing, Network Marketers, and telemarketers too :)

Parents can never be too careful!


by: Shawna Seigel



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