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Image courtesy of Flickr user swanksalot While the news that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden probably came as a big surprise to all of us, the use of the topic to spread malware should be a surprise to no … Continue reading

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Phishing scams are becoming more common with the universal spread of social media. One recent victim was a journalist, who used the incident to educate the rest of us (link). Twitter is by far the most fertile ground, due to the … Continue reading

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Last year, as Twitter attracted more users, the rates of cybercrime rose concurrently. Phishing scams in particular greatly increased on the popular microblogging site. These attacks typically involve cybercriminals breaking into personal accounts in order to send direct messages to … Continue reading

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Expressing oneself in 140 words or less is a popular phenomenon; in fact, Twitter was the fastest growing social network in 2009. A recent report by Barracuda Labs links this increase in public interest to a key rise in celebrity … Continue reading

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Bots, or robots, serve a command computer by carrying out automated functions at their master’s bidding. Sounds ominous, don’t you think? In fact, common uses of bots include crimes, such as denial-of-service, extortion, identity theft, spam, and fraud. Multiple infected … Continue reading

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Social networks are attractive forums for cybercriminals looking to spread their scams and malware. Fortunately, one leading social networking site has found a way to combat these aggravating and harmful attacks. Twitter recently announced that it has reduced spam to … Continue reading

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