Beware of Latest Twitter Virus

By Mathew Luschek
|  Sunday, Mar 6, 2011  |  Updated 3:45 PM PDT
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Beware of Latest Twitter Virus

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SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 14: Attendees mingle during a break at the first annual Chirp, Twitter Developer's Conference April 14, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Chirp, the Twitter Devloper's Conference is a two day event for developers who work with the popular social networking service. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Did you click the link that is supposed to tell you the top 20 stalkers who have viewed your Twitter profile? Don't feel bad, so did I. So did a whole lot of people who want to know who's looking at their life.

Yesterday a tweet saying, "I just viewed my TOP20 Profile STALKERS. I can't believe my EX is still checking me every day." and had a link to get something called a "tweet viewer." 

The spam spread at about 159 tweets a minute, says TechCrunch.

If you clicked that, and authorized the app to access your account, you should probably go into your Twitter settings, under "Connections" and revoke access. I changed my password too, just for good measure.

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