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A Heads Up for Twitter Users

If you use the very popular Twitter social networking site, or know someone who does, please be aware of a look-alike fake website “Tvvitter” and an attack that is currently trying to steal login credentials. (“Phishing”)

Graham Cluley of Security firm Sophos has produced this short video that shows this social engineering attack “live”. If you “tweet”, please take a moment to watch.

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As you have seen, the lure says, “check this guy out” and includes a link. Mr. Cluley has also published a sample of other “users” sending this “tweet”.

Animated GIF of other Twitter accounts trying to phish details from unwary users

Gives you an idea how these things work, and why – when you’re on the Internet – you want to use what I call “paranoid common sense” — don’t click the link!

Today’s free link(s): Long a member of my Blogroll, please take a look at Mr. Cluley’s other writings. His manner is very relaxed and friendly, and his topics are important. Graham’s blog.

Also, today Bill Mullins posted a great piece — You Won $1,230,310! Still Believe in Fairy Tales?

Today’s free download(s): TipCam 2.0.1 is a fine specimen of free screen-recording apps. Its best tricks let you record remote PCs using a VNC server, annotate while you record, and zoom in on the mouse position as it travels around the screen. You can also upload finished screencasts to YouTube or send a link privately through e-mail.

And Mr. Cluley mentions a FireFox add-on in the video, LongURL which helps to let you know where shortened links really go.

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May 23, 2009 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Internet scam, Phishing, phraud, privacy, security, social networking, tech | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment