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Spam Moves to Social Media
For those who hoped spam was limited to email, guess again. If you use social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Youtube, you've probably already noticed how crafty spammers have begun to infiltrate these sites. Social media researcher Nexgate has quantified these intrusions in their research report, 2013 State of Social Media Spam. Nexgate's Key Findings:
Red flags for social spam: Links that download malware; forms that collect personal information; apps that raid your social media friends or contacts. Social spam can often appear side-by-side with the legitimate social media posts.
You can find a summary as well as a link to the full 21-page report at mashable.com.