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Twitter is under hackers attack! Spoof Messages!

 

If you are an avid Twitter addict like my self, you have probably got the DM (Direct Message) about an hour ago at the time of writing this article that’s saying:
“Hey! Check out this funny blog about you…. (Some link to a blog post)”

Please don’t tell me you fell for it, but if you did, here is what happens:
You clicked on the link to the blog post then the link (Somehow) took you back to the Twitter login page asking you to sign in!
You logged in and got a thank you message.

Here is what really happened behind the scene:
You click on that link (Which was a redirection to another page) then [[DO NOT CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING]]: the new URL in your browser looks like this: “http://twitter.access-logins.com/login/”
Again DO NOT CLICK ON THE LAST LINK.
The page looks exactly as the original Twitter homepage asking you to login.
You enter your information and click login (behind the scene your info was sent to the hackers email address) and your account is pretty much GONE!
With the information they collect they logged in to even more accounts and blasted the same message to more Tweeple so it looks like that your own friend or neighbor sent you the DM and of course more victims become exposed to the spoof.

Please read this carefully:
This is the oldest trick of the book, they did it with Yahoo emails and eBay accounts before. ALWAYS check on your browser’s address bar or your status bar of the link you’re clicking, for Twitter, it must be www.twitter.com or http://www.twitter.com and it may end with the user name link http://www.twitter.com/GuruOfSales
If any email or message you get says to open the link to update your account info but the link ends or starts with a different name, then that’s a spoof to hijack your account.
Some examples will be: eBay.login.com or twitter-account.com.
To be always safe, make sure you TYPE IN the address you need to go to in a new window or browser tab!
There are so many other ways to stay safe that I will go through in a future class at www.Wahol.com (classes are free to join) but for now, please spread the word and tell your friends not to fall for that one, so far this is the biggest attack on Twitter so mark this bad hour down in your history books!

Any safety question just ask in the comment area below 🙂

UPDATE
: Twitter operators are now aware of this issue and posted a warning all over the site with a link to the status page here: http://status.twitter.com/post/68196572/dont-click-that-link
The status link said:

Don’t Click That Link! 56 minutes ago

Twitter Engineering and Operations are on the case but if you receive a
Direct Message with a blogspot.com link in it that redirects to what seems
like Twitter.com do not enter your Twitter credentials. If you look at
the URL, you’ll notice that it is not really Twitter but twitter.access-logins.com—a sketchy phishing site.

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Are you taking advantage of this?

You have less than 24 hours left to secure the special launch discount on the Become A Blogger Premium Membership:

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At 6pm EST sharp, Thursday, December 11, the generous discount for the
Become A Blogger Premium program will be taken away, and the price
increased to $47 per month – almost double for what you can still get
it for right now.

This is not a joke, and I have a promise from Yaro and Gideon that
they will definitely increase the price immediately after 6pm EST,
December 11.

No kidding, so don’t miss out:

Sign up here

Remember that you are still backed by their 100% refund policy and
can try their program for a full 60 days before deciding if it’s for
you.

You really have nothing to lose, so why not just join up now and decide later?

Go here now to get access at the ridiculously low introductory price of $27/month x 6 months: Click here to sign up!

PS: Oh, and did I mention that the payments stop after 6 months, and
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It’s a no brainer! Take advantage of it here.

It’s ready (and you’re invited)

I hope I’m not too late in getting this to you…
 
Blogging gurus Yaro Starak and Gideon Shalwick has just opened the doors to their HIGHLY anticipated new coaching program.
Go here to see what all the fuss is about:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
If you’re serious about taking your blogging efforts to the next level, you really HAVE to check out this brand new program:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
Yaro and Gideon are masters at simplifying complicated “geek talk” and have put together an amazing new online video course based on their very popular Become A Blogger video series.

These guys dont muck around…
 
They’ve already had close to 70,000 downloads for their blogging tutorial videos! And people from all over the world are raving non-stop about the success they’re having after watching these amazing videos.
But that’s old news by now.
Yaro and Gideon have truly taken their online tutorial videos to the next level. Inside their new program, you’ll discover:
 
– Clever tricks for getting top search engine results for your blog posts…
 
– Exactly how to get images onto your blog in the right format, size and shape…
 
– Easy-to-follow instructions for getting streaming audio onto your blog…
 
– “Hold-you-by-the-hand” tutorials for producing professional quality videos and getting them onto your blog quick and easy, without any hassle…
 
– Powerful content creation techniques for attracting hordes of daily new traffic to your blog…
 
– Simple methods for driving multiple streams of highly qualified traffic to your blog…
 
– Step-by-step instructions for making a consistent income from your blog using all the latest social media strategies…
 
– And Much MUCH more…
 
Yaro and Gideon has been in the blogging game for a while now, so they know what they’re talking about.
 
For example, Yaro, the “strategy brain” behind it all, currently makes a six figure income just from blogging.
 
So, I’m sure you can learn a few things from him.
 
Now, normally I wouldn’t make such a big deal out of it, but there is a tiny bit of time pressure here…
 
You see, for only the first 24 hours, Yaro and Gideon are making available two very POWERFUL bonus products.
 
One cuts your online video learning time in half, and the other could make you heaps of cash by following some simple advice from a prominent sales conversion expert.
 
But you only have 24 hours to be eligible for these two bonus products. Once the time runs out, they’ll remove the bonuses and then you wont be able to get them any longer… unless of course you want to pay a lot extra!
 
Here’s the address again:
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com
 
PS: Don’t forget that you only have until 4pm, December 5 to grab the fast action bonuses. If you order after this time, I’m afraid you’ll miss out on these two powerful products.
 
PPS: Oh, and I almost forgot to let you know…
After exactly one week, the price of this new program increases dramatically. So I suggest you make the most of this opportunity while you still
can…
 
http://www.becomeablogger.com

7 Days to Blog Action Day video!

Today I received a reminder (Quoted Below) from the organization, and so, I am sharing these 2 great videos with you guys, hope you enjoy:

Here is the email reminder:

7 Days to Go – Have you Registered?

Hello Bloggers!

We’ve got just 7 days to go before Blog Action Day 2008 – and we want to make sure everyone who participated in 2007 has had a chance to register their blogs to post up on October 15th and join us once more in shaking the internet!

Register at: www.BlogActionDay.org

In 2008 we’re discussing Poverty and we’re all set for a huge year with thousands of bloggers registered to participate, including dozens of top bloggers like TechCrunch, LifeHacker and more!

Additionally we have members of both the Spanish and English parliaments planning on participating, a ton of great organisations including the United Nations Millenium Campaign, Friendster, MySpace, Kiva, BlogTV, Blog.de, and lots more.

My turn to be interviewed (and ice cream!)

Yes it is my turn to be interviewed, as you can tell from my YouTube channel, I interviewed almost everyone else, and I am proud to announce that my first public video interview (About my business) was made by (non other than) Yaro Starak himself, the same person that brought to you the always resourceful blog: http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/
Yaro interviewed me in New York when I insisted on meeting him (As one of his loyal fans) and the video just went live last night (Again perfect timing).

Here is the video:

I know I looked nervous in the video 😉 but the good thing is that when Yaro tagged the video on YouTube, he tagged it with keywords like (Ice Cream) which just happened to be one of my recent tags on my new personal video blogging serious on YouTube as well, called: Alex’s Random.anias! so the videos actually relate on YouTube immediatly. Just perfect timing.

Speaking of videos and tagging, I am revealing a bit more about the Online training school to all of you right now: Yes I will include sessions about video blogging, tagging, and even some tips to have all your YouTube videos to be available in high quality.

So stay tuned for more details about the school by subscriping to the Guru Of Sales RSS feed.

Great news: Twitter on TV along with the debate tonight!

Follow me on Twitter!

I just got the newsletter from Biz Stone (Twitter founder) and I am passing the great news on to you:

I have already written about the makeover here.
I also wrote about what Biz called the election fever on Twitter here.
Tonight there is a debate between Palin and Biden and here is what Biz said:

Tonight we expect the most activity Twitter has ever seen as
vice presidential hopefuls Sarah Palin and Joe Biden debate live
from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The folks at
Current TV are making history by broadcasting Twitter updates on
live television during this debate. Will you see your updates on
television? Be sure to tune in or watch the streaming version of
Current TV’s “Hack The Debate II” at http://current.com/debate

This could not be any better in terms of timing. Aside from that I will watch for my tweets tonight on TV, I think that this is the perfect opportunity to reveal just a bit more about the Online school that I announced last night, yes, there will be another big part and multi-sessions on mastering the art of Twitter and other micro-blogging/status updating services.

Of course you can start following me on Twitter here or by clicking on the Twitter logo on the top of this article, and I hope you will be watching for my tweets on TV tonight and feel the POWER of TWITTER 🙂

Update: I have to mention that the Twitter live updates will be available on Current TV channel Online at the link above or by checking your Cable/Satellite listings here.

First official Guru Of Sales Online school announcement

Yes you read the title correctly, I am proud to finally announce the long awaited GuruOfSales Online school.
This announcement comes after I finally received a letter today that all my teaching materials where copyrighted and protected.
I have been hinting about this for quite a while now to friends and colleagues, and already have a huge list of people ready to start a new era of learning and working online.

The Great News Is:

It’s 100% FREE for you the student.

No catch, no gimmicks, no money involved at all, you have my word for that.

The official start date is 11/1/2008 and it will be 6 months long 2 or 3 times a week.

Here is what you will learn: uh… wait.. I am a marketing and sales guru, I think I will reveal details within the next 30 days to create the buzz needed for this school.
All I can tell you right now that it will be rich in videos, podcasts, reading materials and of course it will have a it’s own URL (Will be revealed soon) and I promise great entertaining content a’La Guru style 😉

Oh, one more thing, if you’re not already subscribed, then go ahead and subscribe here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/guruofsales this is the only way you can keep up to date of everything about the school.
You can also follow me on twitter here: http://twitter.com/guruofsales but I won’t reveal as much info as I will on this blog.
Ciao for now 🙂

Banks learning from Web 2.0!


I am sure that everyone is aware of the bad economy crisis in the U.S., and I am sure that every stock in the market went down on 9/29/08 (except for Campbell Soup!).
I also know that some companies went up the following day (Mostly advertising/Marketing related companies). But I know for sure that my industry is still going strong, this is the best time for people to start selling stuff on eBay, or for bloggers to start writing or double their writing for articles, news companies powered by (Fill the blank company ad) are the most visited right now.
My bank (Wachovia) got bought out! (But my money is safe) so, I guess I will keep going 😉
I got to the park with a nice espresso frappuccino from a near Starbucks and luckily (wink, wink!) there is WiFi in the air all over the park (Thank you NYU students), going through my RSS feeds for this morning I found a funny and sarcastic picture of how banks are copying our Web 2.0 cool stuff!
So, I shared the picture.
Enjoy ;-p

Google kills Apple: G1 A new phone from Google


I was excited to have my text service on my t-mobile phone fixed (As I said on my twitter update), then I go Online checking out and browsing like normal, then I get even more excited.
I know and I understand what I said about the HTC diamond, but wait, this is Google, and this is T-mobile, so Guess what will happen on October 22nd (the sale date!)? You knew it, I will be on the line waiting early in the morning to buy the phone.
I have been looking at some videos of “Android” the new OS for mobile devices made by Google, and I am very happy that it will be on the new phone.
You can watch a great demo of the phone here: www.t-mobileg1.com
Apple need to really watch out this time, the G1 may not be as sleek and sexy as the iPhone, but its peppy,
easy-to-use touchscreen interface makes mincemeat of all the other
iPhone wanna-bes, and it packs in some killer features—like 360-degree
Street View—that the iPhone has yet to match.
As you may predict, the G1 is slightly bulkier and
heavier and—well, let’s just say it—a little uglier than the slim, sexy
iPhone. Weighing in at 5.6 ounces, I could definitely feel the G1’s
extra bulk in my hand, although at just 0.6 inches thick, the G1 should
fit relatively easily in a jeans pocket.

Here are the features from T-mobile’s site:

Touch screen

  • Instant access to key information with the touch of a finger
  • Just tap the screen and go
  • Real Web browsing capabilities

  • Quick and easy access to the Internet one click away
  • View more pages and rich Web content on your phone
  • 3MP camera

  • Capture key moments in high-quality fashion wherever you are
  • Never worry about blurry photos with auto focus built right in
  • Customizable home screen

  • Just
    drag and drop any of your favorite applications, photos, or folders
    onto your home screen for quick access to what you use all the time
  • One-click Google Search

  • Quick and easy access to the Internet in one click
  • Video playback

  • Watch your favorite videos, even YouTube, anywhere
  • 3G network and Wi-Fi access*

  • High-speed 3G network connection for surfing the Web or downloading information quickly and effortlessly
  • Seamlessly transition to open Wi-Fi networks to surf the Web or download information quickly

  • Android Market

  • One-touch access to Android Market
  • Customize
    and personalize your device to fit your life with a variety of software
    applications like games, social networking, and on-the-go shopping
  • Download the applications wirelessly with just a couple short clicks
  • QWERTY keyboard

  • The built-in familiar layout lets you type messages easily without scrolling for the letter you want
  • Hinged screen slides open to reveal keypad and closes to prevent accidental dialing
  • Easy access to Google applications

  • One-touch access to Google applications:
    • Maps (including satellite, traffic, and street views)
    • Gmail
    • YouTube
    • Calendar
    • Google Talk

    IM/text/e-mail*

  • All the ways you need to connect while you’re on the go
  • Google G1

    Music player

  • With the 1GB memory card, you’ll never be without your favorite tunes
  • While the G1’s main screen isn’t quite as eye-popping as the iPhone’s,
    the Android-powered display is surprisingly responsive—a quick flick
    of your fingertip opened a windowshade of applications, while tapping the
    status bar at the top of the screen instantly revealed e-mail, SMS, and
    voice-mail alerts. Indeed, tapping and scrolling around the G1’s
    various menus is a seamless pleasure, akin to what you’d expect from
    an iPhone. And while leading iPhone competitors like the Samsung Instinct always felt a bit sluggish to me, the G1’s peppy interface responded quickly to my every touch.

    Of
    course, you’ll get the most out of the G1 if you’re using Google’s
    suite of online applications, all of which sync automatically the
    moment you sign in. The push Gmail client features threaded messaging,
    just like you’d expect online, and you can star messages, organize them
    with filters, and even conduct Google searches within the e-mail client
    itself. You can also use the client to check your POP and IMAP
    accounts—no full-on Exchange syncing, but as I mentioned in an earlier
    post, third-party developers are free to create their own Exchange
    syncing apps for Android.

    The
    G1’s dialer and contact list immediately grabs all your online Google
    calendar info and contacts—and for those with IM accounts, the G1 will
    indicate which of your contacts happen to be signed in for chat, an
    “online presence” feature familiar to anyone with a Helio phone. As
    with the iPhone, you can flick your contact list with a finger,
    spinning it roulette-style. WOOT!

    You know I will write more about it soon 😉