Spammers harvesting emails from Twitter - in real time

    Date19 May 2009
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Not necessarily Linux related, but how are Linux admins dealing with social networks and the risks to their users? Spammers are no strangers to the ever-growing Twitter. From commercial Twitter spamming tools, to re-tweeting trending topics for delivering their message, a new crafty search technique can provide spammers with fresh and valid emails harvested from Twitter The result? A flood of valid and fresh email addresses of Twitter users unaware that their emails will not only get indexed by public search engines, but also, that the output can be syndicated for spamming purposes.
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