Twitterati should be aware of worms, warns experts

May 3rd, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 3 (ANI): Social networking site Twitter suffers security breaches, an expert has warned.

According to Graham Cluley of antivirus firm Sophos, the microblogging site is prone to viruses created in the Javascript web-programming language.

The Senior Technology Consultant revealed that these viruses were capable of sending short messages or “tweets” under the user’s name and may even send their pals to phishing sites.

Cluley explained: “A couple of hours after Twitter says it has [a virus] under control a new worm appears using the same attack.”

The British computer programmer further warned that deleting an embarrassing or incriminating tweet, which may have been sent accidentally, still existed on the Twitter site, being searchable forever.

He said: “I think deleted should mean deleted.” (ANI)

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