Another dangerous virus appeared on Twitter

    Apparently, the administration of the service is still not able to provide complete protection of users from viruses (and who is capable of it?), Since another virus appeared on Twitter, which, as usual, attracts unsuspecting users with links processed by the “shortener” »Goo.gl. links No wonder - many, seeing as if a reliable link address, automatically decide that following the link will be safe. The tweet virus appeared about a day ago.

    Naturally, the hackers who launched the virus into the system also thought out several enticing texts, which are accompanied by links to malicious sites. As soon as the user goes to such a site, the computer becomes infected. Currently, the administration is trying to get rid of the malicious code, however, as we see, this is not obtained in the best way.

    The spread of the virus began with the mobile version of Twitter. It is worth noting that when a user computer is infected, the virus is automatically connected to the user account on this service, and the entire contact list of messages is sent with links to the same viruses. In general, nothing original, but users over and over again fall into the same trap.

    The popular TechCrunch resource claims that the administration of the service is aware of the problem, and tries to track every infection. As soon as the administration becomes aware of the problem, the password of the infected account is changed and the “cleared” account is returned to the user.

    In general, often the reason is the link reduction service, which does not allow you to see what is located on the “other side” of the link. However, the openness of the link does not always save - when receiving a message from his "friend" in this service, the user most often does not think about the danger by automatically clicking on the link indicated in the message. That is the whole problem. Some short-link services, such as TinyURL, allow you to see which link is hidden behind the abbreviation.

    In general, the next warning is not to click on suspicious links, and yet be suspicious of what is sent to the PM, even if it is done by a trusted and familiar user. And yes, while special attention should be paid to the links processed by the goo.gl abbreviation.

    Via CNET

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