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Spam shifts from email to Instagram and Twitter, Trend Micro warns [Video]

Companies need to rate limit posts based on keywords, warns Trend Micro
Wed Apr 24 2013, 13:32

INFOSEC: SOCIAL NETWORKS such as Instagram and Twitter have become vehicles for spam as attacks follow user trends online, Trend Micro has warned.

Speaking to The INQUIRER at the Information Security 2013 conference (Infosec) in London, Trend Micro security researcher Rik Ferguson said that the volume of spam online isn't decreasing as some security firms have suggested, but rather is shifting from email to social networks because spammers are following customer behavour.

Rik advised that social networks should filter links before they are published or enforce "rate limit filtering" based on keywords to ensure that posts are not spam. µ


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