Sending tweets through text messaging is a surefire way to allow hackers access to your account. Researcher Jonathan Rudenberg recently found an exploit via Twitter text messaging in which he reveals:
“Twitter users with SMS enabled are vulnerable to an attack that allows anyone to post to their account.”
According to Rudenberg accounts can be spoofed when a PIN number is not setup, a feature that is not available in the United States. Because a PIN can not be used in the US customers are left without a simple yet effective way to authorize tweets.
The issue was reported to Twitter back in August but the social network has not yet fixed the vulnerability.
In a blog post Rudenberg says he found similar vulnerabilities with Facebook and Venmo.
At this time the only fix for US users it to disable the Twitter tweets function via SMS.