Byron Acohido


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.

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