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This article was published on May 12, 2009


IMPORTANT. Twitter “Porn Names” scam. Don’t share yours.

IMPORTANT. Twitter “Porn Names” scam. Don’t share yours.
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

This may be the cleverest/silliest Twitter scam yet. High up on Twitters current ‘trending’ topics list is #TwitterPornNames and as PCWorld points out, “what larger hole to patch than that of human error itself”.

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The hashtag meme requests that users type in their “Twitter Porn Name” which is a combination of your first pet and the street your grew up on OR your mothers maiden name. All three of these are perfect candidates for security questions on most online accounts – don’t get involved.

If you have revealed any of these, change your questions immediately.