Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2010 in
Many people use TweetDeck to organize their Twitter lists and get automatic updates from those they follow. Lately, BBB has seen several messages populate Twitter telling TweetDeck users to download an update to the software. The messages include:
"TweetDeck will work until tomorrow, update now!"
"Download TweetDeck update ASAP!"
"Hurry up for TweetDeck update!"
"Sorry for off topic, but it is a critical TweetDeck update. It won't work tomorrow!"
All these message include links disguised by a URL shortener and take you to a place where you can download a file called "08302010-update.exe." This is most likely a virus as all the Twitter accounts that have been relaying these messages appear to be hacked. It's important to remember that social media pages are just like your personal email and the same rules apply. If you don't know who is sending you the message, don't open it or click on any links.
If you would like to update your TweetDeck account, you can visit http://www.tweetdeck.com/desktop.