Twitter filters malicious weblinks

Author: Warwick Ashford Posted: 10:40 04 Aug 2009
Topics: Twitter Twitter has introduced a filter to stop users posting links to malicious websites, security firm F-Secure has revealed in a blog posting.

"Twitter hasn't announced this, but we just noticed that they have now started filtering Tweets that contain links to known malware sites," the blog posting said.

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Denial-of-service attack downed Gawker Media

Hackers launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack that sporadically downed popular blog network Gawker Media over the weekend and on Monday, the company confirmed in a blog post early Tuesday morning.

When CNET News spoke to Gawker Media representatives on Monday, they were not yet sure what was causing the outages but had not ruled out malicious behavior.

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