Twitter warning to UberSocial users: Your DM’s might be public

Twitter warning to UberSocial users: Your DM’s might be public

Be aware if you are using Twitter Direct Messages  longer than 140 chars sent via “d username” on UberSocial for Blackberry/iPhone & Twidroyd are currently visible publicly.

via @safety:

DMs longer than 140 chars sent via “d username” on UberSocial for Blackberry/iPhone & Twidroyd are currently visible publicly.

The proper parties have been notified and a fix is in the works.

via @safety:

We’re working w/the dev to bring the apps into compliance w/our privacy policies; meanwhile, please be aware of this vulnerability

The two companies have been at odds before, in fact only a few weeks ago Twitter cut off UberTwitter from its API access and forced a name change of the company. Bill Gross of UberTwitter explains why Twitter blocked its app, stating:

” Twitter said that in UberTwitter and Twidroyd we use a tweet-elongation service named tmi.me that allows people to write more than 140 characters, and that this service may post private messages on a public website. At their request, we have removed this ability.”

Just an educated guess, but this is just the beginning of this story.

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