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Twitter: every account: followers 0 / following 0

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by blackheader, May 10, 2010.

  1. blackheader

    blackheader Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Have a look into your twitter accounts...
    I bet with you you are followed by 0 persons, and of course you follow 0 persons.

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    http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/05/10/does-this-twitter-bug-force-anyone-to-follow-you/
    Any guesses how this could happen? Hackers? Twitter-Staff trying to "take care" for the recent published bug?

    If they can´t fix it, this would mean a "new-start" on twitter for EVERYONE...


    Credits to hotnasty for this post:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ploit-make-anyone-follow-you.html#post1765116
     
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  2. 1swag

    1swag BANNED BANNED

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    Wtf omg !!!!!!
     
  3. area.ninety.nine

    area.ninety.nine Newbie

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    Yep, this could be the big one. Heres another post on the subject with a screen shot of how Bill Gates twitter looks: http://lifestream.philipodegard.com/543/twitter-hacked-shows-0-followers-0-following/

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  4. Fwiffo

    Fwiffo Power Member

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    So has anyone here been abusing this? :)

    From:

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     http://status.twitter.com 
    Follow Bug Discovered, Remedied

    We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to "force" other users to follow them. We're now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place. Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we're aware and this too should shortly be resolved.
    Update (10:18 AM PST): Of note: protected updates did not become public as a result of this bug.
     
  5. 1swag

    1swag BANNED BANNED

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    Update #1: Many users are also noticing that their following/follower counts have been reset to 0.

    Update #2: Twitter says that "follow/unfollow is temporarily offline while we fix a bug."

    Update #3: Twitter has provided the following update to its status blog: "We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to "force" other users to follow them. We're now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place. Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we're aware and this too should shortly be resolved."

    Update #4: Twitter says that private tweets were not exposed as a result of this bug.
     
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  6. BlueNebula

    BlueNebula Junior Member

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    Maybe Twitter will finally die lol
     
  7. orbit

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    weird. i just started with twitter. everything start goes to shit lol
     
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  9. blackheader

    blackheader Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well... at least twitter has got "protected updates"... so, I think they´ll be able to reset all your followers and those you followed, after "rollingback" the abuse ;-))


    EDIT: everythings fine again! got my followers back!
     
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  10. area.ninety.nine

    area.ninety.nine Newbie

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    That was a nice Monday morning shot of adrenaline. :lol:
     
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    I didn't even look until I read this thread but mine are still there...or this thread says back to normal haha
     
  12. orbit

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    that was a trip. i had 15 new accounts i was setting up with tweet attacks. it was my first attempt at using the program... and it wasnt following anyone, im thinking wtf?

    weird timing on that one... but ya' its all good now.
     
  13. area.ninety.nine

    area.ninety.nine Newbie

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    Ditto. I was using TweetAttacks on a twitter with 4K existing followers that I grew naturally over half a year.

    After I logged into the TweetAttacks client, I noticed all my followers and following were at 0. I was livid! I thought for sure that the program erased all of my followers and data.

    Was a few seconds away from going on here and complaining how it deleted my tweeps. Glad to say I was wrong!
     
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    Ye that gave me a fright today when I went to my account, I thought that they were in the process of deleting it!:eek:
     
  15. RebelMaster

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    I have to admit that I was chuckling a bit this afternoon reading all the WTFs and such on twitter.

    One of my favorites was:

    Another was:

    :D

    RM
     
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    lmfao !!! but seriously my heart dropped to the floor and the first thought that came to mind.. what do you do if you had like 90k followers ughhhhh that would have been one HELL of an april fools joke !

     
  17. rannybo

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    I only seen this issue accessing twitter through mobile
     
  18. Dadelius

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    That's awesome, I was wondering how long it would take Twitter to catch on. Apparently a month!

    Guess a few guys are out of business now.
     
  19. erroronline14

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    Hehe I didnt noticed this one because all my accounts are automated..

    But sh*t, if only I discovered the bug earlier, it will be great to take advantage..
     
  20. Matt123

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    Geeeeee i wonder what amazing hacker pulled off that little attack on their servers :D:D