Malware Fiends Focus On Facebook, Twitter

socialscamMalware developers are always looking for new ways to spread their evil wares, and "domain cloning" popular social network sites seems to be their latest trick.

A study by Websense Labs found more than 200,000 copycat sites which included the terms Facebook, Twitter or MySpace in their URLs. Unsurprisingly, Facebook was the most common target, account for nearly three-quarters of those faked domains. I can't imagine too many Lifehacker readers who would fall for such obvious fakes, but it's something else to bear in mind in your likely other life as informal tech support for everyone you know.


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