Time On Tweeter

Posted: March 3, 2011

Time On Tweeter Description

Unlike most rogue security applications that pretend to be anti-virus scanners or similar system tools, "Time on Tweeter" pretends to offer a much more niche function – measuring time spent on Twitter. "Time on Tweeter" uses spreads through Twitter by automatically sending tweets or messages from users who agree to its terms. However, "Time on Tweeter" doesn't offer the function it falsely advertises! "Time on Tweeter" also requests confidential information and abuses surveys to turn a profit. Due to the false advertising and completely insecure nature of "Time on Tweeter", you should avoid interacting with it.

How the "Time on Tweeter" Scam Works

The first time you see "Time on Tweeter", it will probably be in a tweet with content like one of these messages:

"I have spent 12 hours and 25 minutes Twitter in 2011. How much have you? Find out @ (link)""I have spent 10.6 hours on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: (link)""I have spent 11.6 hours on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: (link)"

"Time on Tweeter" offers to measure the time you've spent on Twitter, but doesn't do this; instead, it simply spews out predetermined number in the message to give the appearance of doing its supposed function. Any Twitter user who clicks on the provided link will be asked to allow "Time on Tweeter" to access their Twitter account.

If you agree to this, you'll automatically send out a similar message in turn, which allows "Time on Tweeter" to spread rapidly. Users may not be able to detect this tweet and will not necessarily know that they've been infected!

Afterwards, "Time on Tweeter" will redirect you to a survey, but this survey only serves to give scammers money. There's no need to waste your time filling it out, since the results aren't accurately calculated.

Show "Time on Tweeter" the Boot

If it's too late and you've given "Time on Tweeter" access to your Twitter account, revoke the application's Twitter-access privileges. This will prevent the scam from spreading further and will re-insure the confidentiality of your computer's information. Failing to remove "Time on Tweeter"'s Twitter account access can result in your account being used to spread malicious websites or spam while you're not even aware of what's going on.

It isn't yet known how much information "Time on Tweeter" keeps track of; given the wholly dishonest means behind this scam's functions it's better to be safe than sorry.

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