Twitter can be dangerous
capitalist Guy Kawasaki sent more than 139,000 of his twitter followers a
link to porn and malware this week.
An update advertised a sexy video of
"Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester and had a link leading to a site where,
if the visitor clicked to view the video a Trojan called OSX/Jahlav-C for
the Mac OS would be installed instead. Of course Mac's don't get malware so
therefore everyone was safe and anyone who did download it was probably a
Kawasaki told The Wall Street Journal his account is set up to
redistribute updates from NowPublic, a user-generated news site. The
auto-published tweet was from a NowPublic feed that was not
moderated by the
site. True, Kawasaki's account wasn't the only one redistributing the
malicious link but certainly he was probably the most high profile techie.