Thursday, June 24, 2010

Watch those Twitter tiny url's (World Cup scam)

Webroot warned followers today about a tweet purporting to sell a vuvuzela horn filter, referring to an obnoxious horn familiar to viewers of the World Cup soccer match. The "Threat Blog" entry is (web url) here.

A site called “Next Advisor” has a story on the matter with a picture of the tweet, talks about similar scams involving weight-loss products, and recommends using url-lengtheners or previews before clicking on tweet tiny-urls (unless you know the person or company you’re following, and you should.)

Even the president uses twitter, as he mentioned today at the White House.

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