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Beware of Latest Twitter Virus



    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)

    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.