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Can this trick be used to hijack my Twitter account?

Asked on 30-12-2018 by Pari Powar

Answered by NewsBytes

Details about the bug are not clear and it may or may not affect your account.

Is this problem affecting Indian users?

Asked on 30-12-2018 by Pari Pawar

Answered by NewsBytes

The actual scale of the issue remains unknown, but as of now, it only seems to affect certain UK-based accounts tied to longcodes ( a dedicated long number) for sending messages.

How to avoid this problem?

Asked on 30-12-2018 by Ridhi Rangarajan

Answered by NewsBytes

Twitter has an SMS-pin system, which could be used to add an additional layer of security. It works only outside the US and for numbers tweeting via longcodes.

Can hijacker read my messages?

Asked on 30-12-2018 by Diya Chattopadhyay

Answered by NewsBytes

No. The bug can only be exploited for sending out tweets via SMS.

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