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

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:44

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.


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First Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:44

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