Barracuda Profile Protector
Barracuda Profile Protector is a free service that protects social networking users against malicious threats on Facebook and Twitter. The application analyzes user-generated content posted to profiles and is able to block or remove malicious or suspicious content. This includes malicious URLs, embedded photos and/or videos on Facebook and Twitter pages and news feeds. Social networking users can install Profile Protector at www.profileprotector.com.
Barracuda Labs 2010 Annual Security Report
The Barracuda Labs 2010 Annual Security Report indicates that attackers are making a shift from using email spam to more aggressively targeting the Internet. Email spam dropped by half during 2010, while search engine malware doubled and the Twitter Crime Rate increased 20 percent, signifying a concentrated focus on the more lucrative social networks and search engines as attack vectors.
Barracuda Labs 2010 Midyear Security Report
This report contains a study of Bing, Google, Twitter and Yahoo!, over a roughly two-month period. The analysis reviews more than 25,000 trending topics and nearly 5.5 million search results to identify the types of topics used by malware distributors. Additionally, Barracuda Labs analyzed more than 25 million Twitter accounts, both legitimate and malicious. The purpose of this part of the study was to measure and analyze account behavior on Twitter in order to model normal user behavior and identify features that are strong indicators of illegitimate account use.
Barracuda Labs 2009 Annual Report
This report includes a review of 2009 Web, email and social networking trends. This report specifically drills into the fastest-growing social networking application, Twitter. We reviewed 19 million Twitter accounts, analyzing both legitimate and malicious users based on the frequency and content of tweets, user-to-user interactions, and each account’s overall activity level.
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