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Twitter exploit...make anyone follow you

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

  1. HotNasty

    HotNasty Newbie

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    Twitter bug makes anyone follow you.

    Tweet: ?accept [Twitter Username]? (no quotes)

    Seems to be working as of this post.

    Source: http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/05/10/does-this-twitter-bug-force-anyone-to-follow-you/
     
  2. brianj50

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    It says that when techcrunch did a test on this flaw it did put the follow on the list but :
    However, there may be a flaw in the flaw, as it were.
    Web 2.0 blog Webrazzi has been testing the flaw. They started getting twitter to make inlfuentials follow a fake account, @bugrazzi.
    However, when I tried seeing if I was literally following bugrazzi, the bugrazzi twitter profile itself still didn?t register that I was following it, even though I could see it was in my list of followers.

    Have you tested this part?
     
  3. blackheader

    blackheader Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What has happened now? Twitter doesn´t seem to have fixed it properly... instead: everyone is following and followed by 0.. have a look at your accounts!
     
  4. trooper

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    twitter will reset all followers to ZERO if you do this....fair warning
     
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  5. HotNasty

    HotNasty Newbie

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    Yeah...
    0 followers, 0 following

    What a huge fuckup by twitter.
     
  6. HotNasty

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    Every twitter account seems to be affected by this. Check out big accounts like digg an you'll see. 0 followers for everyone.
     
  7. blackheader

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    Last edited: May 10, 2010
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    area.ninety.nine Newbie

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    Looks like the exploit is over now, you cant follow anyone right now. Counts show as zero but you still see your 'Followers' updates.
     
  9. Winchester

    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    This was patched by twitter and if you used this exploit your followers and following was forced to 0
     
  10. orbit

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    anyone using the exploint, did twitter take back the joins that you forced?

    damn, gotta give them credit if they were able to do that.
     
  11. Rajthepositivelife

    Rajthepositivelife Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thank God I read the lower comments and did not try the technique, I would have been screwed if I had tried that...lol
     
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