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Twitter security breach

Filed under: Computers, Security — zundel @ am

Twitter had a major security breach yesterday.

malware hazard

Twitter Closes Web Hole After Attack Hits Up to 500,000

Twitter worms spread quickly thanks to blatant security flaw

You cannot control the security of Twitter.

You can choose not to use it.

Or if you use it, and other sites with large security risks, like Facebook, make sure your system is secure.

You don’t want their security mistakes corrupting your files or system, or breaching your privacy.

Security does not come from paying for dubious security software on top of an insecure system.

Global Virus Alert! ZoneAlarm’s scare tactics raise hackles

Use a secure web browser, not any version of Internet Explorer.
And run it in an environment that will limit possible damage.
If you must runs Windows — pray.

Linux is not invulnerable.
64-bit Linux: important security vulnerability identified
But it does get fixed quickly.

And stay on top of security alerts — read.
Don’t rely on your system fixing itself.

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