Thursday, January 08, 2009

Social Network Security: LinkedIn and Twitter

Social networking sites are on the radar for attackers these days. In two separate but unrelated incidents both Twitter and LinkedIn were recently hit.

But it's interesting to note the big difference between the two attacks. In the Twitter case, according to bMighty, dozens of legitimate accounts were compromised, including that of President-elect Barack Obama. The bMighty article also gives some security tips for using Twitter.

In the LinkedIn case, the site was seeded with bogus profiles laced with malware. Victims were lured to the profiles, which were alleged to be of celebrities, unlike on Twitter, where login credentials of victims were caught by phishing web sites.

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