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Pari Powar

Pari Powar

Asked on 30 December, 2018

Can this trick be used to hijack my Twitter account?

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

Pari Pawar

Pari Pawar

Asked on 30 December, 2018

Is this problem affecting Indian users?

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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.

Ridhi Rangarajan

Ridhi Rangarajan

Asked on 30 December, 2018

How to avoid this problem?

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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.

Diya Chattopadhyay

Diya Chattopadhyay

Asked on 30 December, 2018

Can hijacker read my messages?

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

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