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New Twitter Exploit?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by rawaccess, May 4, 2012.

  1. rawaccess

    rawaccess Regular Member

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    Over the past few days random retweets from people I do not follow are showing up in my private feed but only several hours down the feed; it does not appear in the public feed. These retweets are from accounts that do not follow me nor do I follow them, yet somehow their retweets are showing up in my account always several hours down the feed. Blocking the retweeter eliminates their retweets from appearing but there are dozens of them and a dozen new accounts appear the next day. I've been living off Twitter for two years now and have not seen anything like this before; I have a lot of twitter experience. I have looked around but have not seen any scripts that preform such a function. This function would be inserting retweets into feeds. Know anything about this?

    Changing the password did not fix this. No odd applications are installed either.
     
  2. JESSCON

    JESSCON Regular Member

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    looks like a hack job
     
  3. rawaccess

    rawaccess Regular Member

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    Another thing... the random accounts that somehow insert their retweets into my feed often have the "Loading Tweets seems to be taking a while." message on their feed when I visit their account. Viewing their follower list shows that I follow some of their followers, but I dont. Otherwise, the accounts seem real. Seems all sorts of fishy...
     
  4. heartofgold

    heartofgold Regular Member

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    People don't have to be following you to retweet or vice versa.
     
  5. rawaccess

    rawaccess Regular Member

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    Nope.
     
  6. Top1position

    Top1position BANNED BANNED

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    Those people who are not following you can't tweet you.
     
  7. dixslacker

    dixslacker Newbie

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    eople don't have to be following you to retweet or vice versa.
     
  8. heartofgold

    heartofgold Regular Member

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    You forgot the P in the post that you just copied/pasted from me.