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SALT LAKE CITY -- It's a familiar phishing scam with a new package: A question pops up as a tweet, asking you if what people are saying about you is true. According to a report from PC World, the message also provides a link that leads to a subsidiary domain of www.twittersblogs.com.
If you click on that link and enter your password, the bad guys can steal information or your profile.
"If you get that tweet, and it's from ‘Mary Jones,' and you don't know ‘Mary Jones,' don't click on the link. And if you do click on the link, don't put in your Twitter name and your Twitter password," said consultant Dave Politis, of Politis and Associates.
Politis says Twitter can be especially vulnerable because there's only one layer of security: your password. But he also thinks that's the beauty of Twitter, making it open and easy to use, so long as you're careful.