Mon, Aug 3 2009 14:43
Twitter starts filtering links to malware sites
Micro-blogging site Twitter has begun filtering links to known malware sites.
The tactic, noticed by security researchers on Monday but yet to be
officially announced by Twitter, is designed to prevent surfers
straying onto sites packed with dangerous exploits.
Adoption of the approach follows the increased targeting of Twitter by
worms, spam and account hijacking attacks over recent weeks. The
widespread use of URL shortening in Twitter messages (which can be no
longer than 140 characters) makes it easy to hide the true destination
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