Twitter Misleading apps  

Posted by ajay karthick in ,

Computer security company Symantec highlights just how easily shortened URLs can direct users to malicious sites and software in the video above. Most of my blog readers are probably savvy enough to avoid these sort of traps, and as the post points out, this problem isn't the fault of Twitter or of URL-shortening services, but it is a problem that could easily fool a lot of people. (The post is also quick to point out that "If you're running Symantec antivirus software, there's no need to worry," naturally.) So be aware, and be careful out there!

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