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Windows 7: Twitter users may be victims of direct message malware


25 Sep 2012   #1
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Twitter users may be victims of direct message malware

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Security analysts say that suspicious direct messages from Twitter friends with links to Facebook, which have been popping up lately, could be malicious "backdoor trojans."

Read more at source:
Twitter users may be victims of direct message malware | Security & Privacy - CNET News


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25 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

I used to get the Facebook phishing messages to my e-mail, so created a Facebook account with a new e-mail address which is separate from my real e-mail address, therefore I won't have to open any malware.

The same goes for Twitter, I get direct messages for strange links, but I never click on them due to the fact of the shorthand my friends wouldn't use and that some of the messages are from people who have got the 'Twitter Egg' as their profile picture; it's by default for anyone who didn't know or use Twitter.

My Twitter account also uses a separate e-mail address for the same reason.
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25 Sep 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

http://mashable.com/2012/09/25/bacon-shortage-twitter/


even more disturbing and closer to my heart THERE'S A BACON SHORTAGE!!!!!
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25 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (32-bit)
 
 

Just never open links in tweets and messages from people you don't know =)
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