RT @TheodoreArt: @KeirSimmonsITV#twitter has been hacked.
If you see a black block of text, do NOT hover your mouse over it.
Twitter Security Flaw – HOW TO FIX
by Allen Stern - September 21st, 2010
There is a nasty attack going on the
It does appear if you have the New Twitter interface (which is like 100 tech bloggers and Twitter friends), you are safe.
If you have been hit with the security bug/flaw – here’s how to fix it quickly and easily:
- Go to Twitter’s mobile site and login
- Go to your user page
- Delete the bad virus tweets
- It may take a minute for your Twitter account to appear clean
After you have cleaned the bad tweets, make sure not to mouse over any links in the Twitter.com interface. And just to be safe, change your password.
Apparently the third party client tools for accessing Twitter are not affected by this bug – so if you need to Tweet that pic of your dog, that you just ate a ham sandwich or that you have just completed a check-in at the Borders, check out Tweetdeck, Brizzly or Seesmic.
Update: Brad at Next Web was able to get some additional information on how the hack works.
Leave a comment if your Twitter account was hit with this hot mess.