Bitdefender prevents scams on Twitter
Posted on 10 November 2011.
Bitdefender is adding a tool to its arsenal to prevent scams on Twitter. Safego has emerged successful from beta testing by Twitter users and will be incorporated into Bitdefender 2012 products.

Safego scans for and detects fake or hijacked profiles set up to flood Twitter accounts with spam and verify direct messages. It also filters users’ Timelines for tweets contain malicious links to phishing or malware pages.

Since its launch for Facebook in October, 2010, Safego has caught more than a million infected objects worldwide, helping users steer clear of threats on the social network.

“As a dynamic source of information, and a major platform for using shortened URLs, attackers find Twitter an extremely attractive arena for launching targeted attacks,” said George Petre, Bitdefender’s Senior Social Media Security Researcher.

“Social threats will remain a hot security issue for quite some time, and a security layer for social media security is essential in providing total security,” he added.





Spotlight

Free security software identifies cloud vulnerabilities

Posted on 21 October 2104.  |  Designed for IT and security professionals, the service gives a view of the data exchanged with partner and cloud applications beyond the network firewall. Completely passive, it runs on non-production systems, and does not require firewall changes.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Oct 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //