The worst part, I was without my computer and a decent 3GS signal so I could not do anything about it or see the extent of the hackage. My imagination ran wild...my password and settings surely had been changed and there were inappropriate tweets, photos, and material being blasted around the tweetasphere every minute from my account. It would be a complete nightmare to manage and right.
When I return home and plugged back in, I was rather disappointed to see the extent of the hackage.
Rolex. Diets. Earning money online. Wow! A few benign tweets - I had gotten off easy and learned a lesson.
The short form of Facebook and twitter which often contains a link (for twitter about 1 in 4 tweets contain a link) it can be easy to get duped. Combine this with proliferation of social media use on mobile and it is even easier to get lulled into clicking on something that kicks off spam or compromises security.
I thought that this infographic was interesting - especially the stats at the bottom which show complexity of password and time to hack it.
So as Captain Frank Furillo said on Hill Street Blues (all those years ago)... "hey - let's be careful out there."