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This weekend, Twitter admitted that it is the most recent target of a phishing scam, and warned users to be wary of messages that redirect t…

This weekend, Twitter admitted that it is the most recent target of a phishing scam, and warned users to be wary of messages that redirect them to a look-alike sites and ask them to login using their username and password. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the company’s blog: “We’ve identified a phishing scam directed at Twitter users and we don’t want you to get tricked into giving your password to a scammer.” The scams being sent out by email look like email notifications you might receive when you get a direct message, and say something like: “hey! check out this funny blog about you…” or “Hey, i found a website with your pic on it

  1. Nashville Security Company Monday, January 5, 2009

    I would never use a third party service with Twitter , does not make much since really.

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  2. Actually it does make sense. Winextra.com, the site I write for, actually developed one of those clients. The third party twitter clients are very popular, turning twitter into something resembling an IM service, which makes much more sense for many users than having to keep a browser window open, or just "checking in" from time to time. I'm going to guess that "Nashville" isn't very familiar with Twitter.

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  3. You may also want to check out yonkly. It's the first "create your own" microblog to integrate with Twitter: http://yonkly.com

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