Worried about Mikeyy hack?
FIRST: DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS IN TWITTER – DO NOT VISIT ANY TWITTERERS PROFILE.
Apparently random tweets being sent out from your account – Sounds like you have the worm… Heck – you might not even know until someone tells you….
BNO NEWS and TechCrunch Explains.
To avoid this hack DO NOT visit any other Twitter users profile. The worm is spread when you visit someone’s infected profile.
Also – do not click any links to STALK DAILY – Do not even visit the site. It is linked to the hack.
Better still – DO NOT USE Twitter via Twitter.com itself. Use iTweet, Tweetdeck, Twitterfon etc – any third party application AS LONG as it doesn’t link and open pages within Twitter.com itself.
Once more, the iPhone’s Twitterfon application is riding the waves on this one! A brilliant application!
WARNING!!! Tweetdeck is one of the applications that can link and open peoples profiles in Twitter.com itself – THIS IS BAD!!!!
If you use an application like this, be careful. In fact with Tweetdeck you can see peoples profiles within Tweetdeck itself. Just go into settings (the spanner at the top right) and UNCHECK (untick) the box in the GENERAL TAB that says “OPEN PROFILES IN WEB PAGE (SAVES API)”
NOTE: This hack DOES NOT steal your password. It doesn’t break into your bank account and steal your identity – it’s just a pain in the backside. It only works when you are logged in to Twitter – so it doesn’t need your password.
FIX: If you have the hack already – go into your twitter settings and reset them and change your password.
More fix info HERE if the above doesn’t sort it for you (Cheers for the heads up Julie).
This is all I have learnt so far – If you have anything to add, then please feel free to enlighten me!
April 12th, 2009 at 11:08 am
I changed my twitter password and can no longer use any external apps. This pretty much defeats the object of my using twitter.
April 12th, 2009 at 11:14 am
That’s because you need to update your apps with that new password….
I use Twitterfon. I changed my Twitter password at Twitter and then updated my Twitterfon password.
April 12th, 2009 at 11:52 am
so not affecting Macs? Or firefox? I have no probs
April 12th, 2009 at 12:02 pm
It will effect them if you go to an infected twitterers twitter.com profile.
It isn’t the computer that is infected – only the twitter account.
April 12th, 2009 at 3:26 pm
Hi, thanks for the info here. I’ve written a blog post about how to get this loser’s sites shut down – they are hosted by Dreamhost and GoDaddy so he must be breaching their TOS: