UberSocial Direct Messages Publicly Visible

Twitter warns to be cautious

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Twitter has announced that Direct Messages of 140 characters and longer sent via UberSocial and Twidroyd are currently visible to the public.

DMs longer than 140 chars sent via “d username” on UberSocial for Blackberry/iPhone & Twidroyd are currently visible publicly. [1/2] 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

They are currently working on a fix.

We’re working w/the dev to bring the apps into compliance w/our privacy policies; meanwhile, please be aware of this vulnerability. [2/2] 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

In February, Twitter suspended UberTwitter and Twidroyd but later reinstated the two apps.

UberSocial Direct Messages Publicly Visible
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  • http://www.ubermedia.com Steve Chadima

    CMO at UberMedia here. Almost immediatel­y after we were informed by Twitter, this issue was addressed on the server side thanks to quick work by TMI and Twitlonger­. Users do not need to update their apps – privacy of long messages is now assured for everyone. This includes all apps in the ecosystem using these services, not just UberMedia’­s. The situation was isolated to users who employed the SMS convention of “D username” not those using the embedded DM function in UberSocial or Twidroyd, so it affected very few users to begin with. We guard user privacy vigorously and appreciate any reports of issues.

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