How do they hack into Twitter and read other people’s direct messages

Yes, you can actually read private or direct messages sent by other Twitterers at Twitter and all the ‘hacking’ has been done for you. Amazing!

But hey, it’s not like what you think. :)

How do they hack into Twitter

You see, Twitterers can send private or direct messages to other Twitterers simply by typing {d + username + message} in their status update boxes. Unfortunately, many Twitterers use {dm + username + message} instead of {d + username + message}. I don’t know why, perhaps they thought that ‘dm’ stands for ‘direct message’ or something but their mistakes were pretty costly for some, hilarious for a few and hugely embarrassing for the rest. This is because their supposedly private messages are no longer private and everybody can see them in Twitter’s public updates/streams!

If that was not bad enough for them, somebody went ahead and set up a site to feature all those DMs or supposedly private messages for the whole world to see! OMG!

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I don’t know who is behind it (DM Fail) but have mercy please. Their direct messages were supposed to be private for crying out loud.

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