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Twitter "virus" via video, I don't think so!
I don't get it. Are people really this clueless in the social media world?
I woke up this morning to boldface warnings New virus on Twitter! Don't click on video links in DMs!
Of course, it didn't take long for me to get one:
Being the reckless tech guy I am (and running on a Mac, not PC, so far, far less susceptible to viruses), I clicked on the link anyway, and got this:
Ah, okay, so, duh. Here's an easy rule of thumb:
Never share your social media credentials with other sites!
Surely you, dear reader, aren't so daft that you'd click on a link to see a video and then blindly log in to what appears to be Twitter to do so?
Btw, if you're curious, enter random user credentials on the phishing (NOT virus!) login screen, then you'll see a failwhale screen, then you'll be bounced to some random blogspot.com blog that doesn't even have an entry.
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