HazDat
5Aug/09

Finally–Twitter blocks malware!

Remember when Forrest Gump said, "Life is like a box of choc'o'lates. You never know what you're gonna' ge'ut"? Well, same goes for the ever-popular Twitter. At least, when it comes to shortened links.

URL-shortening is popular with Twitter users because--well--it's hard enough to make your point in 140 characters, or less. Let alone, add in some outrageously long URL. But, up until now, when you clicked on one of those shortened links, you never knew what you were going to get. What you might have gotten was a browser-full of malware (malicious-software)--that icky code that takes over your computer and makes it do things you didn't want it to do.

So, if you love to click on all those up-to-the-minute Twitter links, today is a good day! Because Twitter is FINALLY scanning for malicious links.

Hallelujah! It's about time! Your turn Facebook.

Via Techie Buzz (http://techie-buzz.com/social-networking/ma)

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