Byron Acohido, The Last Watchdog

The Tainting of Twitter

By Byron Acohido, The Last Watchdog
No one in the tech security world is surprised that criminal exploitation of Twitter has commenced in earnest, as I’ve written in this story on page 1B of Monday’s edition of USA TODAY. Coding and social engineering techniques that spammers and malware purveyors have been refining and perfecting in the email realm over the past several years couldn’t mesh more smoothly into the world of social network messaging. And Twitter — the über popular Web 2.0 service that media companies can’t seem to hype enough — has presented cyber fraudsters with the attack vector of their dreams.

The cybersecurity mess on the White House front steps

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If President Obama thinks fixing the broken U.S. economy is a challenge, and ending the ground wars in the Middle East a conundrum, wait until he gets around to tackling cybersecurity.
Obama must reverse the abject lack of any sort of meaningful coordinated defense against intensifying and overlapping cyber attacks [] on U.S. citizens, businesses, schools, hospitals, governments and military from unseen enemies.