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Reality Check

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Ctrox | 27 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

There’s an old saying in security circles: Once something’s popular, it’s only a matter of time before the bad guys show up. The latest example: Twitter, the wildly popular microblogging site that lets you know what your friends are doing.

First came the phishing scams. Phishing “tweets” arrived last year in the form of direct messages -- essentially private texts that only Twitter friends can send and only you can see. Typically the message would say something like “Hey, check out this funny blog about you” with a URL attached. The link directed you to a site that looks exactly like the Twitter log in, only the address is twitter.access-logins.com/login/. If you fell for the trap and logged in, your Twitter name and password were captured.

The solution, according to Twitter, is simple. Don’t log in. If you suspect that your profile has already...