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Windows 7: Twitter becoming 'security nightmare'

03 Jun 2009   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Twitter becoming 'security nightmare'

Just a "heads-up" article!

Quote:
The latest attack to hit Twitter is a "security nightmare" and marks the first time hackers have taken to using the micro-blogging site for profit, a researcher said today.

Unlike earlier cross-site scripting attacks on Twitter, the latest wasn't a worm, said Roel Schouwenberg, a senior antivirus researcher with Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs.

Instead, it's something even scarier: The first instance of hackers serving up "scareware," fake security software that, once installed, nags users with so many alerts that some fork over $50 or more just to "register" the program and get rid of the warnings
Twitter becoming 'security nightmare' - Cybercrime & Hacking - ComputerworldUK


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03 Jun 2009   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is that why I avoid paces like that like the plague?

P.S. Hello Jacee.
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03 Jun 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I do too Stormy ... nice to see you here .......figured I would sooner or later!
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03 Jun 2009   #4
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Good thing I don't twitter
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05 Jun 2009   #5
Priyank

Windows 7 RC 7201 - 32 Bit
 
 

i don't twitter,

it's a crap
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06 Jun 2009   #6
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Silly twits.
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