Monday, June 7, 2010

Virus Spread through Twitter is Still Occurring

Some security researchers warn that Twitter is dangerous spam attacks are still going to happen. This attack is to install the devices 'cheat' anti-virus, so they can freely get into the PC. Spam attacks usually via a link that brings users to a site which contained the source code to download user the actual password.exe actually contain harmful viruses.

Unbeknownst to the user, the virus disguised as a file that infiltrated by malware. Users do not realize that, if the file has undermined their computer systems. "Anti-virus can not detect deceived your desktop to display some bad files, until finally they install themselves," said Carl Leonard, a senior research manager at Websense security labs.

"This makes the attack seem more believable. Antivirus company needs to consider solutions that will provide real time security to reduce cyber threats," he added, and the security vendor said it has seen about 55 000 cases of this dangerous spam emails so far

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