Bad news – it’s child’s play for anyone to recover your deleted Twitterings

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Following last night’s discussion about British TV celebrity Jonathan Ross accidentally revealing his personal email address on Twitter (and how, despite his attempts to delete the Tweet, it’s still available for anyone to read) I’ve found outabout an online service which makes it even easier to find those Tweets that all of us would like to retract.

Tweleted is a simple website that allows you to enter anybody’s Twitter name and it will then uncover their “deleted” Tweets by comparing the individual’s Twitter history to the results from Twitter Search.

The outcome? Anyone can easily find out all they would ever want to know about your deleted Tweets.

The only good news is that it appears it only searches back in the last 1000 of your messages or so, but that’ll be scant relief for…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.