Twitter and Twitter users are being targeted by a malicious worm. The worm sends out tweets which has a goo.gl shortened URL website link directed to a rogue antivirus application. The assault demonstrates the moment once more how URL shortening may be a Pandora’s box as customers click on links without any clue in which they may lead.

Attacks hiding behind shortened URLs are not new, and are also not technically tough to execute. By their really nature, URL shortening services like goo.gl and bit.ly get cumbersome, very long URLs and condense them down to a wonderful, quick alias that can be utilized in its put. The principle tends to make it a lot less difficult to deliver some exceptionally prolonged links, and is a necessity for any web site like Twitter which caps messages at 140 characters.

Source: pcworld.com

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