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If you read my recent blog post about the development of Malwarebytes Chameleon, you know that we at Malwarebytes have big red ‘X’s on our chests; the bad guys are always out to get us. April 24, 2012 - The fight against malware is a cat-and-mouse game. They make a move, you counter it, they counter your counter, lather, rinse, repeat.

More businesses are also starting to re-allocate budgets towards social media in place of traditional advertising.

While there are numerous benefits to sharing and communicating through social media, it also has its share of risks.

Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the carefree way that people use social media platforms, usually with bait schemes that puts users at risk with a simple tap or click of a disguised link.

June 1, 2012 - The last time I checked with Google News this morning there were over 19,100,000 results for “flame malware”.

As mentioned earlier, it be very difficult to grab one of these accounts but the hits just keep coming regardless.

I could be wrong on this, but once the two factor SMS is setup on a verified account, you can’t disable it without risking your verified status – so one would suspect a possible rogue app in the above cases as a potential hole in the digital armour.

However the scammers are doing it, always pay attention when your favorites start firing out URLs.

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Links are meant to be clicked, but that doesn’t mean we have to leap before looking – Twitter works best with shortened URLs, but you can usually see where they lead.In theory, it should be somewhat tricky to compromise those accounts – it wouldn’t really help Twitter if their verified accounts were firing out Viagra spam all day long. And yet…in the space of a few hours last week, we had multiple verified users hitting the “I’ve been compromised” wall of doom and gloom.