Reply to post: Re: Puzzled

Hackers unleash smart Twitter phishing tool that snags two in three users

PrivateCitizen

Re: Puzzled

Given that this tool will likely created a reasonably-relevant Tweet which presumably would send me to a compromised page how the hell am I supposed to protect myself against this?

Harden your device - patch, control permissions, lock down apps, go via a proxy/firewall and have an up to date, working, AV.

Dont focus on the short URL threat otherwise you'll just as easily get pwnd by a flash based advert hosted by Yahoo on a legitimate website.

Short URLs are a PR gambit to talk about hacking threats - they arent significantly worse than clicking on any URL to a website you dont know, even sites you do know can have compromised pages.

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