Spammers Now Using Short Alias URL’s On Twitter

July 9, 2009

Global (ChattahBox) – A new trend of using shortened URL’s (like TinyURL) to pass through spam filters has skyrocketed in the past several days, with more spammers opting for URL-shortening services to catch victims through Twitter.

Because the social networking site is known for posting and reporting links through it’s members, spammers have used short alias URL’s to increase their web, and catch more unsuspecting Twitter users.

“The entire trust model of clicking on the URL is completely broken. You can’t trust any URL on there,” Message Labs tech specialist, Matt Sergeant told the NY Times.


One Response to “Spammers Now Using Short Alias URL’s On Twitter”

  1. buynfl on May 18th, 2010 2:57 am

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