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Social sharing app Buffer hacked flooding Twitter, Facebook with weight-loss links

PTI | Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 19:59

Washington: Buffer, an app that automatically schedules sharing from a company's social media accounts, was hacked on Saturday.

The attack was first noticed when a huge number of users began posting spammy weight-loss links to their Facebook and Twitter pages, AllThingsD reports.

Co-founder Leo Widrich told Buffer customers that to avoid automatically posting content from their accounts, users should either change their Facebook passwords or revoke Buffer's social sharing permissions, and then delete the spam posts from their Facebook timelines, the report said.

Buffer is hardly the only app which has had spam-related problems as of late.

Buffer has not provided details on the extent of the hack, but has temporarily disabled its app's Facebook functionality, it added.

First Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 19:59
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