Commercial Twitter Spam Tool

    Last week, the first automated commercial spam service on Twitter started. It is called TweetTornado and positions itself as a legitimate tool for the advertiser.

    Using TweetTornado, an advertiser can create an unlimited number of accounts, add an unlimited number of subscribers and update accounts automatically through a proxy server. All this together creates an almost perfect means for spreading spam.

    The functionality of TweetTornado is based on a known vulnerability in the procedure for registering a new Twitter user, namely, on the fact that during registration it is not necessary to confirm your email address. Thus, even with an address like “” you can get a valid Twitter account.

    Having such a hole, it is very strange that such spamming tools did not appear before.

    via Zero Day

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