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17th Apr 2009

Andy Warhol is a Grandfather to Post Conceptual Art

Post Conceptual Art uses symbols for every stroke. It is a direct historical descendant from Andy Warhol’s work, such as the his Last Supper paintings towards the end of his life, where he uses logos (symbols) including from Dove Soap and General Electric to reference religious concepts of the Holy Spirit and Light.

Earlier Warhol focused on images as symbols. This can be seen in his famous portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor and other celebrities. His repetitions of products and people in the media pointed to people being treated as products. For the famous their face was a business and personal logo, which Warhol brilliantly captured.

Unlike previous portrait artists, Warhol was not interested in revealing the inner person, only the outer shell. To emphasize this he made many copies of a radically simplifies image of the person’s face, but altered the background with often garish colors. Purposefully what lies beneath Marilyn’s simplified façade lacks any spirituality or emotion. Like the Campbell ‘s soup cans and Brillo boxes, she becomes just a product, a symbol of her Hollywood stardom.

Warhol’s Pop use of symbols helped inspire conceptual artists to use symbols to create concepts or visual ideas. This also includes Word Art, which is all about symbols (letters) that reveal meaning.

A Warhol silk-screen image can be understood as a stroke because all in the same movement and in closely related time the silk-screen is laid on the canvas. A brush stroke also happens in a complete movement and in continuous uninterrupted time. Many logos can be applied with one stroke via a rubber stamp. Thus, Warhol’s symbols and logos may be seen also as singles strokes {for more on strokes see “The Manifesto of Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art—A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Strokes”]

Once a logo or the black image of a of one of Warhol’s-screen portraits is understood as a stroke, the influence his art has on inspiring my (Judy Rey Wasserman) new Post Conceptual Art theory becomes apparent. It again becomes even clearer when viewing some of Warhol’s Last Supper works where images of Jesus, the disciples, silk-screened motorcycles and logos overlap each other.

While those images and logos remain fully recognizable, once one sees them as strokes it is clear that they would still exist on the canvas and have their intrinsic meaning even if they were overlapped with enough images to become unrecognizable.

In many of my Post Conceptual UnGraven Image work, especially in the Genesis: Sunset-Sunrise and Written on the Wind series, many layers of painted strokes are applied to build up the image. When watercolor pencils are used applying water naturally blends or diffuses some of the strokes, but they are not blended in a painterly way. Warhol’s silk-screens are also an obviously layered process of work.

While the works in the above mentioned series are sometimes mentioned of being reminiscent of Impressionism or Pointillism, these are not styles noted for layering. However there is a relationship between Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory and Impressionism in that both are focused on portraying energy. While Impressionism focuses on the light, the Twenty-first Century art focuses on using symbols to represent the strings of elementary physics, the pre matter and energy, and light is a form of energy.

Psalm 19 (Andy Warhol)



Andy Warhol’s influence as an artist prompted his portrait being the first one created in the original experiment that became the Essence series. The strokes chose are the binary, alpha-numeric and phonic symbols of the original font of Psalm 19. It is my favorite psalm. I hope that Andy Warhol, who dutifully attended the Eastern Orthodox church every Sunday would be pleased.

Andy Warhol’s influence as an artist prompted his portrait being the first one created in the original experiment that became the Essence series. The strokes chose are the binary, alpha-numeric and phonic symbols of the original font of Psalm 19. It is my favorite psalm. I hope that Andy Warhol, who dutifully attended the Eastern Orthodox church every Sunday would be pleased

As time progresses Andy Warhol’s influence on me and other Post Conceptual artists who will come along, will be further shown in our works. Post Conceptual UnGraven Image art theory is a direct descendant of Andy Warhol’s unique Pop Art.

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13th Apr 2009

Mikeyy Continues Twitter Attack for Third Day Is Your $$ Safe?

The weekend attack on Twitter reawakened on Monday morning.

The attacks are revving up and becoming more insidious. While it appears that the worm is just aimed at Twitter code, as reported by @BreakingNews and predicted by this site and owner @judyrey last night, the newest threat is coming from links, especially shortened URLs. This means the attack is now using Twitter to reach people, not simply involving Twitter code.  This stinks of either phishing or infecting PCs with viruses.

This echoes the previous phishing attack on Twitter of January 2009. At the time of that attack, people whose IDs were compromised were quickly warned to change their passwords and information regarding any online banking, credit cards or money accounts, as well as other important accounts, such as web sites they owned. This was especially true if the password was the same as the one used for their Twitter account.

At the time of this writing this is the only blog or article that is issuing the warning about the other accounts. I dislike pointing out how right on I have been so far as to predicting the course this worm is taking. My ego does not need this. But, I am including my past comments and predictions to show that so far I’ve been hitting homers as I call the next event. Maybe that will convince you to take the protective measuers that I advise.

It’s been quite a weekend on Twitter due to the worm attacks launched. Reportedly these attacks are the handiwork of Mikey Mooney a 17 year old Brooklyn resident.  An attack using the words StalkDaily,com beagan on Easter eve.  After that news was tweeted and ReTweeted and people learned the news, wregained access to their accounts and Twitter issued an all clear things seemed to quiet down

I Tweeted that i was waiting for the other shoe to drop. You can see that Tweet  in my timeline.

The next Morning, sure enough, there was a new threat. This time from the Mikey worm. It continued on all day, without Twitter managing to resolve the problem. Again, despite the fact that it was fairly quiet, I letf for bed about 2 AM EDT tweeting that this was only a lull before the storm

Monday morning, EDT, following a Tweet by @spam, Twitter’s cop that it seemed the situation was under control, all heck broke, as as this is written continues to break loose.

As I went to bed, I tweeted, “It ain’t over”. Sad to say, that remains true.

Ask yourself this, would a simple bored teenage prankster go to this much trouble simply to show Twitter that it is vulnerable? If so, why include links, since that clearly moves the problem off of Twitter.

The attacks are obviously well orchestrated. Like a general the campaign progresses. One attack leads to a carefully planned next attack after a lull. I am vey familiar with the Art of War by Sun Tsu. Apparently so is Mikey Mooney or whoever is behind the attack.

The hassle of the worm seems harmless. It is annoying, a time waste, but essentially, that is all. I believe that is what we are being made to think. So we let our guard down after several days of new worm attacks.

I think — and I truly hope that I am wrong– that what happens soon will be one of two things,

The first choice is that people whose accounts are compromised have data stolen from their computers. Most of this data would be financial and personal. It could, and probably will be used to take money out of accounts or use charge cards, etc. This will be done by off shore accounts.

The second and far worse idea is that PCs will be infected with a virus that they will spread to to others, possibly in emails.  Like the conflicker virus it could lie dormant for a while to seemingly remove it from this annoying, but so far legal attack on Twitter.

Although there is a news report that Mikey Mooney, a 17 year old kid is taking credit for the attacks and that the Stalk Daily site is registered to him, there may be more to this.  Others, who may not reside in the USA may be involved.  I cannot prove it, but by the time anyone can a great deal of damage will have occured.

Is this speculation? Sure. But, there has to be a better reason behind the second attack than boredom.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE ON TWITTER NOW

•  DO NOT click on any Avatars or Twitter IDs, for instance, mine is @judyrey. Instead cut and paste them if you want to message anyone directly. Profile pages are infecting visitors, and by the time you can tell a person’s page is infected, it is too late—so are you!

•  DO NOT, send or RT any shortened URLs except for the ones in the updates at http://twitter.com/mashable PERIOD! Do not even trust shortened URLs that seem to come from @mashable in RTs. The sender could be a compromised account.

•  Use only full domain URLs. Such as http://ungravenimage.com/blog . Although this is not actually a direct link to this post, it works and is safe.

•  If you have the browser FoxFire use it instead of I.E. and immediately download the FREE NoScript app at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

•  Accessing Twitter on the Web use 3rd party app like TweetDeck or Seesmic Desktop for now Am not sure if this will totally prevent infection but you are less likely to be. Again, avoid profiles, which are a source of the infection.

•  If You’re not using Firefox with NoScript then disable javascript in your browser.{Note—readers are requested to post info in comments to this post as to how to disable javascript in IE, Foxfire, Chrome & all other browsers. TY!]

•  If you use the same password on Twitter that you use for any other accounts change your Twitter password immediately!

•  Check your own Twitter settings to make sure your account has not been compromised. Look to see that your location and the URL listed are correct. If they are not correct you are infected.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INFECTED- OR THINK YOU MAY BE

In your browser settings, clear your cache and cookies (Smart to do now even if you are not infected. I did it last night, although you have to reenter many passwords to sites manually as a result.

  1. Turn off javascript in your browser
  2. Reset your Twitter password
  3. Go to your online financial sites and change your passwords and log in names. Do this even if the passwords and names differ from those on Twitter. Best to be fully safe.
  4. Go to Twitter and fix any changes to your profile such as your website’s URl or your location. Check carefully for any changes.
  5. Change any other valuable passwords where you could be vulnerable, such as to your website(s) or other social media sites.
  6. Re-enable javascript and check the Design section of your Twitter profile. If anything has changed, fully delete it . Then replace with your own avatar, colors or background.
  7. Delete any tweets made on your account by anyone but you, especially look for ones that contain the Mikeyy or Mickeyy name or StalkDaily;
  8. Log out of Twitter.
  9. Log in to Twitter using a third party app or Foxfire with NoScript installed to access Twitter on the web.
  10. to make sure there are no changes to your profile colors. If there are, delete these too and replace with whatever colors you want.

Note that no one has yet reported that their financial info has bee breached, credit cars uses, etc., but this is a holiday weekend. If this happens it will not be immediately noticed. So if your information has been compromise by the Mikeyy or StalkDaily worm take action now. Then watch your credit cards and other information carefully for awhile.

MESSAGES TO WATCH FOR:

Reportedly these messages were launched from compromised accounts. If you see one, avoid going to that Twitter account’s profile page – but at this point you should avoid ALL profile pages. Period. Send a reply using cut and paste only. Do not click on avatars or on @ IDs.

•  UPDATED–Any Tweets with word Mikeyy can come from an infected source or ID. This means that even the people sending good info and updates about the worm, virus or attack can be infected—or not. One of the most insidious aspects of a phishing or worm attack on Twitter is that the messages coming from the people we trust may not actually be from them.

•  Be extra careful about messages that report the attack is over. If you see such messages DO NOT click on any link. Instead check out the info at http://twitter.com/mashable and http://blog.twitter.com directly for yourself. On Monday AM messages were being sent, some mistaken but genuine, some from Mikeyy that the problem was over.

• URGENT- Do NOT click on any shortened URLs! There is no shortened URL that is so important that you must see it.  Think about it. If I’m smart enough to realizs that sending a shortened URL that seems to give info about how to avoid the worm or virus, fix it, or breaking news will get people to click and become infected, then so is Mikey. So only click on URLs that show a complete and known domain. http://ungravenimage.com is such a URL.  Do not click on any domains or URLs with the words, Mikeyy, Mikey, Mooney, Michaelangelo, Stalk or Daily or “Notify Me”.

•  Keep a tab open at http://search.twitter.com and check #Mikeyy  for updates. Keep an eye on the right column’s trending topics. Mikeyy has said another attack will launch to change out Twitter backgrounds. It is quite possible that we can expect more problems.

•  Keep another tab open at http://search://twitter.com and enter @judyrey to see all my recent updates on theongoing Mikeyy problem Since I am not sending shortened URLs almost everything I tweet right now concens this problem

• BEWARE-NEW-There is a question about any Tweets that contain the words “Notify me”. For now stay away from any URLs that lead to anything with the words “Notify me” . This could be phishing or infect your PC, etc. Until more is discovered you can live without this app. If and when it turns out to be safe, I’ll announce it. However, as soon as I pounced on it in the stream warning others off, it disappeared from the stream. If that app was asking for any Twitter IDs or Passwords, it could be a phishing site.

•  Follow me: http://twitter.com/judyrey I have helped in the prior attacks [See: Life Lessons Learned from the Phishing Attack on Twitter ] I also helped last night [See: Phishing Attack of Stalk Daily Worm on Twitter ]

I have stepped in now and have stepped in to help in the Twitter Village at other times. I will continue to do my best to help my followers stay safe. If you study the lives of artists like van Gogh, Da Vinci, Picasso, Goya, David, etc. you will note that artists often step in to help or alert their communities through their art, but also by participating. In a way, to me, being a helpful part of my community is a part of my job description and role as an artist.

HOW TO BENEFIT FROM THESE ATTACKS

Mikeyy has fond a great way to reveal some of the very best people to follow? Who better top follow that the people who will watch your back, alert and update you to problems?

Use http://search.twitter.com and enter in pertinent keywords, such as #stalk, #stalkdaily, #mikeyy, #phishing. Then scroll down and back as far as you can. You want to follow the early Twitter people who sounded and helped sound the alarm via RTs, and then kept sending and RTing news and updates to help others. Beware the very Johnny-come-latelys who just tweet at the end of the problem. Discriminate between those asking questions or just chatting and those who are really actively Tweeting to send helpful information. Ye, of course, you will see my ID there, but since you are already reading this at my blog, probably you know about me. Find other great people!

DISCLAIMER

I am not in any way associated with Peter Cashmore, @mashable or any of his work. He is an excellent source for information and any seeming promotion is simply because at the moment he is the very best source of breaking news about the current Twitter problem that we have.

However, so far Pete Cashmore has basically re posted info he gets from Twitter’s blog and from @spam. Three times Twitter has announced that they thought the situation was under control and as we know these assurances were mistaken.

FINAL WORD

If you have more good advice please enter it in a comment to this blog. Always add your @ ID so people can find and follow you!

There are two previous blogs about the problem. Skim them but be sure to read the comments.

Please stay safe! Twitter is a wonderful opportunity to make connections. It’s all about relationships! That’s why I follow all followers back.

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12th Apr 2009

Mikeyy Worm — Easter Attack on Twitter

Following an attack the previous night on Twitter, 17 year old Mikey Mooney launched a second worm attack on Twitter today, Easter Sunday The attacks are suspiciously mirroring many of the phishing attacks on Twitter on a weekend in January 2009.

At that time people were infected when the followed shortened URL links to supposedly legitimate sites that were sent by their friends on Twitter. Except, it was not their friends who were sending the links, it was the phishers who had gained access to these accounts.

After last night’s attack of the StalkDaily worm, I wrote in a previous post and in Tweets that I was waiting for the second shoe to faill. Although Twitter assured us the hole in their code was fixed, the similarities were too striking for me.

Also, I did not and do not see the benefit for Mikeyy The self confessed perpetrator of the worms attacking Twitter. According to the news, he was just bored. However as the story unfolds, he is after money and too smart to be bored. The missing factor is how he expects to gain money from the initial or second attacks.

If I am smart enough to recognize that many people use the same passwords and nicknames on many accounts, including bank and credit cards online, so is Mikeyy. I also know that he can and has already gained this information from man Twitter accounts. He does not need to breach these accounts himself from the USA , He can sell the info to people in other countries who cannot be prosecuted.

Is this speculation? Sure. But, there has to be a better reason behind the second attack than boredom.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE ON TWITTER NOW

•  DO not click on any Avatars or Twitter IDs, for instance, mine is @judyrey. Instead cut and paste them if you want to message anyone directly. Profile pages are infecting visitors, and by the time you can tell a person’s page is infected, it is too late—so are you!

•  Do not Open, send or RT any shortened URLs except for the ones in the updates at http://twitter.com/mashable PERIOD! Do not even trust shortened URLs that seem to come from @mashable in RTs. The sender could be a compromised account.

•  Use only full domain URLs. Such as http://ungravenimage.com/blog . Although this is not actually a direct link to this post, it works and is safe.

•  If you have the browser FoxFire use it instead of I>R> and immediately download the FREE NoScript app at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

•  Accessing Twitter on the Web use 3rd party app like TweetDeck or Seesmic Desktop for now Am not sure if this will totally prevent infection but you are less likely to be. Again, avoid profiles, which are a source of the infection.

•  If You’re not using Firefox with NoScript then disable javascript in your browser.{Note—readers are requested to post info in comments to this post as to how to disable javascript in IE, Foxfire, Chrome & all other browsers. TY!]

•  If you use the same password on Twitter that you use for any other accounts change your Twitter password immediately!

•  Check your own Twitter settings to make sure your account has not been compromised. Look to see that your location and the URL listed are correct. If they are not correct you are infected.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INFECTED

In your browser settings, clear your cache and cookies (Smart to do now even if you are not infected. I did it last night, although you have to reenter many passwords to sites manually as a result.

  1. Turn off javascript in your browser
  2. Reset your Twitter password
  3. Go to your online financial sites and change your passwords and log in names. Do this even if the passwords and names differ from those on Twitter. Best to be fully safe.
  4. Go to Twitter and fix any changes to your profile such as your website’s URl or your location. Check carefully for any changes.
  5. Change any other valuable passwords where you could be vulnerable, such as to your website(s) or other social media sites.
  6. Re-enable javascript and check the Design section of your Twitter profile. If anything has changed, fully delete it . Then replace with your own avatar, colors or background.
  7. Delete any tweets made on your account by anyone but you, especially look for ones that contain the Mikeyy or Mickeyy name or StalkDaily;
  8. Log out of Twitter.
  9. Log in to Twitter using a third party app or Foxfire with NoScript installed to access Twitter on the web.
  10. to make sure there are no changes to your profile colors. If there are, delete these too and replace with whatever colors you want.

Note that no one has yet reported that their financial info has bee breached, credit cars uses, etc., but this is a holiday weekend. If this happens it will not be immediately noticed. So if your information has been compromise by the Mikeyy or StalkDaily worm take action now. Then watch your credit cards and other information carefully for awhile.

MESSAGES TO WATCH FOR:

Reportedly these messages were launched from compromised accounts. If you see one, avoid going to that Twitter account’s profile page – but at this point you should avoid ALL profile pages. Period. Send a reply using cut and paste only. Do not click on avatars or on @ IDs.

•  Any Tweets with word Mikeyy can come from an infected source or ID. This means that even the people sending good info and updates about the worm, virus or attack can be infected—or not. One of the most insidious aspects of a phishing or worm attack on Twitter is that the messages coming from the people we trust may not actually be from them.

•  Be extra careful about messages that report the attack is over. If you see such messages DO NOT click on any link. Instead check out the info at http://twitter.com/mashable and http://blog.twitter.com directly for yourself.

•  Keep a tab open at http://search.twitter.com and check #Mikeyy and #phishing for updates. Keep an eye on the right column’s trending topics. Mikeyy has said another attack will launch to change out Twitter backgrounds. It is quite possible that we can expect more problems.

•  Follow me: http://twitter.com/judyrey I have helped in the prior attacks [See: Life Lessons Learned from the Phishing Attack on Twitter ] I also helped last night [See: Phishing Attack of Stalk Daily Worm on Twitter ]

•  and have stepped in to help in the Twitter Village at other times. I will continue to do my best to help my followers stay safe. If you study the lives of artists like van Gogh, Da Vinci, Picasso, Goya, David, etc. you will note that artists often step in to help or alert their communities through their art, but also by participating. In a way, to me, being a helpful part of my community is a part of my job description and role as an artist.

HOW TO BENEFIT FROM THESE ATTACKS

Mikeyy has fond a great way to reveal some of the very best people to follow? Who better top follow that the people who will watch your back , alert and update you to problems?

Use http://search.twitter.com and enter in pertinent keywords, such as #stalk, #stalkdaily, #mikeyy, #phishing. Then scroll down and back as far as you can. You want to follow the early Twitter people who sounded and helped sound the alarm via RTs, and then kept sending and RTing news and updates to help others. Beware the very Johnny-come-latelys who just tweet at the end of the problem. Discriminate between those asking questions or just chatting and those who are really actively Tweeting to send helpful information. Ye, of course, you will se my ID there, but since you are already reading this at my blog, probably you know about me. Find other great people!

DISCLAIMER

I am not in any way associated with Peter Cashmore, @mashable or any of his work. He is an excellent source for information and any seeming promotion is simply because at the moment he is the very best source of breaking news about the current Twitter problem that we have.

FINAL WORD

If you have more good advice please enter it in a comment to this blog. Always add your @ ID so people can find and follow you!

Please stay safe! Twitter is a wonderful opportunity to make connections. It’s all about relationships! That’s why I follow all followers back.

 

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12th Apr 2009

Phishing Attack of Stalk Daily Worm on Twitter

There is currently a phishing attack happening on Twitter using  the Stalk Daily Worm. It is suspiciously similar to the phishing attacks in January of ’09. Although the hacker who was also bothering celebrity accounts was apprehended, no one was caught re the two phishing attacks.

I stepped in during the last one, and I’m stepping in now. I am not a Social Media expert, to call me a marketer would send my friends and family into laughing fits, and I am not an IT or any other type of person whose business could benefit from stepping in now. I am an artist and writer. Read and see my work some other time. Right now we have to deal with the phishing. I stepped in during the last phishing attack in January, along with @PawLuxury & we kind of became command central as people reported the news to us & then we Tweeted and it was ReTweeted. [See: Life Lessons Learned from the Phishing Attack on Twitter ]

How it Began is Being Repeated from January ’09

Last phishing attack began on a Saturday night also. It’s a good night to pick as most of the social media experts, people with large followings, and others that might thwart an attack are not logged in.

Like last time, a seemingly benign site has been promoted for a while. The site currently is promoted as a better alternative to Twitter, where images and more are allowed. It has the words “Stalk” and also the word “Daily” in the URL. I will not give the URL in this blog lest some curious soul clicks it.

How It Works

The last time people were asked for their Twitter password for an app that had to do wit Twitter. I don’t recall the app and it is long gone. This new scheme seems to be viral and manages to get the password. It could get more. We don’t have enough info yet.

Again, like the last time perfectly wonderful, upstanding Twitter members seemed to be sending messages. Last time the messages changes, but all involved a link, which led to a site asking for info. At that point the real Twitter person was denied access to their account as the phishers took it over to spread their messages. I have heard of one case so far where a Twitter member is locked out of their account, suspect another but have no sure verification as I write this.

What seems to happen is that the phishers get into the innocent members account and begin to send out enticing messages about this great new site that is better than Twitter. As much as I like Twitter, it is possible that there could be a better site However, this one being promotes is a scam and viral.

I do have several absolute verifications from members whose accounts have been used to send out the link to the “Stalk” site.

Last time the phishing attack continued into the early hours of Sunday morning EST when it seemed to quiet down. But then it picked up again late Sunday morning. Then it would ebb and flow, as the phishers found new ways to attack. They promised to give away free iPhones, had messages saying” Your photo is featured on this funny site” (something like that and more to entice. Right now if is sounds out of the ordinary, beware!

So far what has been reported is that when anyone clicks on the Stalk —Daily dot com site they worm seems to get into their PC, and send out messages from their Twitter ID about the stalk site. It also changes their profile so the stalk dot com site is the URL included, not the Twitterer’s own home page.

What to Do – and Not Do Now

First do not click on any links that include the word “stalk” or are shortened URLs. If you do not see a full URL with the complete domain name do not use the link. Personally, until the attack is well over I will not use shortened URLs.

Use TweetDeck or Seesmic Desktop [see Mashable at http://mashable.com/2009/04/08/tweetdeck-vs-seesmic-desktop/] as neither can be influenced with the worm.

Follow my example. l will not be clicking on any links leading to sites I am not familiar with, and certainly not any shortened URLs. I also will not post any shortened URLs. It’s a pain, but it means I will stay safe. You stay safe too.

Help others stay safe. Since last time Twitter did not put out a continuing message about the attack, and has not done so now, there is no reason to think they will do it. We are on our own in the Twitter Village . It is up to us to spread the word. Since many people are away as it is Easter eve that means that everyone needs to be Tweeting and RTing the news.

We need to keep spreading the info as new people will be logging on and off and may not catch a Tweet about the problem.

There are reports of even looking at profile pages possibly being able to infect PCs.

Why Phishers Phish

The major reason is to get money. Many people still use the same password for many of their accounts—including credit card and online banking.

We have no idea how destructive this current worm is and how much access to data it is capable of. gaining. Although you may be smart and use many different passwords, others are more trusting or vulnerable. So we need to keep Tweeting to help others stay safe. It’s called do onto others and it is a major holiday season. So, please, Tweet the news and keep Tweeting!

What to Expect Next

I dunno.

That’s the scary part. No one does. It could be jus this one site or it could be more. Last time it was more.

So far I know there were two Twitter ID’s originally involved. Twitter was alerted to one about eleven hours ago and then the second about four hours ago as of the time of this post. Are there others? Odds are yes.

Consider that anyone smart enough to do the coding is pretty smart and can rcreate a good scam. Be safe.

There is no way to be sure that the Stalking Daily worm is only found at one site.

What To Do to Fix Your Problem:

If your Twitter ID is compromise Immediately change your password!

Log back onto Twitter. Send messages out, again and again about what happened & include #phishing and #stalk in them. That helps your own followers who trust you. Hopefully they will not click on that fraudulent Tweet or Tweets.

At #phishing and #stalk you will continue to find the latest updates and news, inclding newest info on how to fix the problem. Plus there are two links below.

More Sources

Below are links to Mashable’s new post plus  two other blogs about the problem that were posted earlier today.

http://mashable.com/2009/04/11/stalkdaily-twitter/

http://aquaculturepda.edublogs.org/2009/04/12/explanation-of-how-my-twitter-account-was-hacked/

http://kodespark.tumblr.com/post/95149076/the-stalkdaily-worm-on-twitter

Final Word

I will update this blog as needed.

Please stay safe & help others do likewise.

Add you experiences & ides in the comments. Please always include your Twitter ID, for example mine is @judyrey so others can find and follow you!

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