Beware Fake TweetDeck Update Messages at Twitter

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By Akemi Iwaya on August 31st, 2010

Updates have begun appearing on Twitter urging people to download an update to TweetDeck. The problem is the update is a fake.

If you have seen any of the following tweets showing up then beware. The accounts have been hacked for the sole purpose of distributing the fake update file and the malicious Trojan that it contains.

TweetDeck will work until tomorrow, udate now!
Download TweetDeck udate ASAP!
Update TweetDeck!
Hurry up for tweetdeck update!
Sorry for offtopic, but it is a critical TweetDeck update. It won’t work tomorrow!

If you want to download an update make certain to visit the official TweetDeck Desktop download page!

See the TweetDeck blog post here:

DO NOT DOWNLOAD: Fake TweetDeck Update Appearing On Twitter [TweetDeck via Download Squad]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 08/31/10
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