Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What A Twat

So I got a Twitter virus yesterday from Knucklehead. I'm sure it's not his fault, but who knew you could get a virus from Twitter?

Now I gotta worry about Tweeting viruses?? Cut it out.

It was all very cunning too. I got a notification the other day saying that my blogger buddy, Knucklehead, had tweeted some "bad stuff about you" here (web address). So, since it was the week of Jet/Pats, I'm thinking Knucklehead, a bleedin, stinking Jets sympathiser, was trash talkin My Tommy and the boys. I clicked onto it but couldn't open it, so I just left it and went on about my business.

Yesterday, I was reading some emails and I saw the notification again and I decided it was time to find out what this was all about. When I clicked the link on my computer, I saw a warning that said it could be from an "unprotected source". Since it was from someone I knew, I ignored the warning and clicked the link.

Big mistake. I still couldn't open it and it gave me some bullsh*t about how Twitter was having some issues. I, again, left the site and again went about my business. About five minutes later, my iphone started to blow up. Ping after ping of text notifications kept coming and wouldn't you know I was working with a client at the time.
"Is that your phone?" my client asked.
"Yes, it is. Excuse me for a second," I said, thinking it was one of my kids with something urgent.

It was my nephew, my other nephew, Zibsy, and a whole cadre of my Twitter followers, (I don't have very many), asking me to re-send the Tweet or asking if I had a virus. Then poor Sybil left a comment here that my Twitter account was sending her crap all day too. I spread a deadly virus unknowingly. It was news to me but evidently not to them as my nephews knew right away it was a virus hacking into my account.


MY NEPHEW: Did you mean to send me the Twitter message bout a bad blog about me or is it a virus.


CANDY: Ooooh, bad twitter virus


MY NEPHEW: That's a good one a lot of people will be dumb enough to click that lol




Ha ha, yeah, I was one of them DUMB people.

Later, I was able to log onto to Twitter and Tweet that I had a virus and that I was so sorry. Again, Who knew? Not me. I hardly use my Twitter as it's mainly for The Candy Bar.

Bottom line, I'm super sorry I'm a SUCKER and I hacked your accounts, unknowingly.

I'm sure Knucklehead's sorry too.

5 comments:

Heff said...

hey. is that "here (web address)" thing supposed to work ? lol.

Joker_SATX said...

So...what is your twitter address...my alter ego will follow you.

sybil law said...

No problem- I knew it was a virus, but I just wanted to let you know! :)
Glad you got it taken care of, though!

the walking man said...

Candace in this instance being cheap and lazy has worked for me...no Twitter device other than my laptop which I do not use that service on and ergo Ha Ha you missed me.

Uhhhh nothing good to say about 5-0 for the Lions? Even the nonfan (moi) is fascinated by that.

MarkD60 said...

There was something similar on Facebook. You click a link and it's a blank page, but you're already screwed. Then my FB status kept getting updated with the same message to the same link.
It was a mess. My cousin, (not computer savvy) ended up buying a new computer because he couldn't get rid of it, and he got it from me!