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Twitter Is A New Hotbed For Spammers

Filed under: Information,security

Because Twitter is almost all public pages, as opposed to sites like facebook being mostly private pages hid behind your user id and password, most anyone can read your tweets.

Spammers who are always looking for new and inovative ways to harvest their “victims” have realized this and are now picking up a huge number of new email addresses to send their crap to.

It’s easy enough for anyone to do by simply searching for things like “gmail.com”, “hotmail.com” or just “email me at” and you can see for yourself just how many email addresses appear. I’m quite sure this process has been automated by now to speed up the process.

So if you care about not putting your email address on spammers lists you should post your email address (or others) in any of your tweets.

Read Twitter Alert: Be Careful With Your Email

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