Afterword

ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Beware: Twitter phishing scam

If you are a Twitter and you got a DM (Direct Message) from someone you follow which is similar to this one, avoid clicking on the link. It's a scam.


If you do click on the link, it will take you to a website which looks like Twitter, but it's not Twitter. It's run by scammers. They will ask that you enter your Twitter username and password, which they then use to take over your account and send similar messages to followers. That's how the scam spreads around.

Here is the website that steals your credentials. It looks like Twitter, but it's not. How to tell? Look at the address bar, which shows the website you are on. It doesn't show twitter.com. It shows tvivvter.com. It's also not secure - the green lock is not there.


Who owns tvivvter.com? According to the records, a Shanghainese named "Chen Wen" . Maybe. And maybe not.


If you are a victim, follow Twitter's guide to "My Account has been compromised". And this time, take a look at the address bar!