April 15, 2009

Twitter Attacked by Worms - How to keep safe

For those of you who use Twitter, if you haven't heard lately, there are worms that have been attacking for the past several days. They mainly attack by infecting profiles that spread as others view the profiles. Here's a good article about it


The most bizarre thing about it is that the worms were created by a 17 year old, Michael Mooney, who, when asked why, said, "Out of boredom. It was the middle of the night and I had nothing else better to do.".......

I ran into this article by Daniel Ionescu (originally in PC World) on Network World. It describes nicely how the worms spread and how to prevent infection.


In case you don't know about Twitter (or want to know more, check out the Wikipedia entry...



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