The did you say this about me virus.

buzz_be_gone66
@buzz_be_gone66 buzz_be_gone

Basically I'm being bombed with requests on how to get rid of this DM virus from there accounts. Is there a way they can de-authorize that ap? And I suppose a quick how do you do that might help to. Most of these numnuts can't even get this far. I see very little information in searching on how to do this? Thank you kindly.

2 years 35 weeks ago

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FlockOfBirds
@FlockOfBirds FlockOfBirds

If something sends DMs in your name, there are at least three possibilities I can think of:

1) An OAuth authenticated app has gone rogue and is sending those DMs.
Resolution: Check your
https://twitter.com/settings/applications
for suspicious applications having "read, write, and direct messages access"
and revoke access for those.

2) Someone has got your password in some way.
Resolution: Change your password.

3) You are using Twitter via HTTP on an unsecured network, and someone was listening in and grabbed your Twitter cookie.
Resolution: Check the "Always use HTTPS" box on the bottom of the page
https://twitter.com/settings, click "Save", log out, log in again.

If you receive these DMs, make sure that the senders check for these things.

2 years 35 weeks ago
hattymoss1
@hattymoss1 hatty moss 1

Could not access my account so went to twitter help, said to change password. did that @hotmail, went back got into my account. Laters same happend now i also can not get into my hotmail, it saying password / account incorrect.so i neither have twitter or hotmail. :(

2 years 13 weeks ago
VersPrimetimePR
@VersPrimetimePR Vers,Convelly

What in hell I'm going to do about it

2 years 13 weeks ago
damumza
@damumza Da Mumza

I do not have this as an option, there is no option to use HTTPS
Resolution: Check the "Always use HTTPS" box on the bottom of the page
https://twitter.com/settings, click "Save", log out, log in again.

45 weeks 5 days ago
damumza
@damumza Da Mumza

Thank you but I have been there literally hundreds of times thinking that I am missing something. I have taken a screen shot of my settings to prove that its not there but it doesn't look like I can send it, nor do I have it my new account (which is just the same as the old account) and that doesn't have it either. Nor does my daughters account. Any other suggestions. I'd be happy to allow a developer into my account to see for yourself.

45 weeks 3 days ago
damumza
@damumza Da Mumza

P.S I am accessing through HTTPS browser.

45 weeks 3 days ago