Tips for Avoiding Malware on Social Networks Include More than Common Sense

Amid all the malware on Facebook, Twitter, Bit.ly and other social networks and microblogs, there are some new tips and strategies on how to avoid being hijacked. The article describes a number of methods including the hijacking of Twitter trending topics and hijacking legitimate Twitter accounts for total control and then spreading malware links. Advice points to being skeptical of links, even from friends, and eing careful with shortened urls (a great place to hide malicious links). Even though Twitter and Bit.ly are using Google’s Safe Browsing API, some malware continues to work. Read the full article. [ReadWriteWeb]

Amid all the malware on Facebook, Twitter, Bit.ly and other social networks and microblogs, there are some new tips and strategies on how to avoid being hijacked. The article describes a number of methods including the hijacking of Twitter trending topics and hijacking legitimate Twitter accounts for total control and then spreading malware links. Advice points to being skeptical of links, even from friends, and eing careful with shortened urls (a great place to hide malicious links). Even though Twitter and Bit.ly are using Google’s Safe Browsing API, some malware continues to work. Read the full article. [ReadWriteWeb]

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