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TwitFreeFollowers, a Phishing Site ?

TwitFreeFollowers is a website that claims to give free twitter followers to any twitter user. Getting more twitter followers can help in many ways for a blogger usually. To gain traffic and to gain paid retweet and so on. There are so many phishing sites available to steal the twitter accounts of the user. I believe this TwitFreeFollowers can be one among them. Thats because it gets the twitter username and password directly via their website home page and store them in their database. They are not actually using OAuth API to let the user signing in with their twitter account.

What is OAuth?

OAuth is an authentication protocol that allows users to approve application to act on their behalf without sharing their password. More information can be found at oauth.net or in the excellent Beginner’s Guide to OAuth from Hueniverse.

Incase of any cyber attack launched at TwitFreeFollowers website then the users who tried to gain more followers will loose their account permanently. So never give out your twitter or facebook account login details without API’s in place.

About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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