How to keep Twitter rogues at bay

One wrong click and your Twitter account could end up in the hands of spammers, especially if you are careless about which applications you let in.

If you're careless about what applications you allow to access your Twitter account, don't be surprised if you find the bad guys are spamming tweets out in your name without your permission.

Here's just a small sample of the messages we saw last week, claiming to link to free iPhone 4 offers or tools to help you find out who had unfollowed your Twitter account.

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