Twitter Alert!

Twitter is online crooks’ new tool according to a recent news report.

Cybercriminals are rapidly using Twitter — the popular Web-messaging service — to direct users to Web sites that sell pornography and fake drugs and trigger promotions for fake anti-virus subscriptions.  Anyone can sign up anonymously for a Twitter account and begin pushing unfiltered messages.

Another problem: Twitter’s intensive use of shortened web links, or Url’s which let you point to Web pages in short messages.  That has made it easy for cybercrooks to spread infectious URL’s that can give an attacker control of your PC.

Gannet News Services

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