Technology Review: Spammers Turn to Social Networks

A group led by George Petre at BitDefender, an antivirus software company based in Bucharest, Romania, performed an experiment to test the effectiveness of spamming techniques geared toward a social networking site. They found it surprisingly easy to entice Facebook users to “friend” people they didn’t know; they also found that many users were willing to click on links without knowing who sent them or where they led.

Posted via web from Vancouver Internet Marketing Consultant – Brent Purves