Personality test spreads across Twitter

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Has one of your Twitter friends invited you to take a personality test this weekend?

A typical message might have read something like:

Just took the personality test on Twitter <link> #personality test

There certainly seem to have been plenty of Twitter users posting up this message in the last few hours, so what’s behind it?

Well, if you click on the link you get taken to a website called Intelligent Elite, which describes itself as “a platform that allows intelligent people to find intelligent friends, intelligent love, and intelligent business partners” and claims to be connected with Mensa.

Of course, you may not be interested in searching for new love with a brainiac. But, in short, the site lures you in via a personality test – with the intention of signing you up to become a member. Hmm – remind…

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.

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