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This post may come to you as something that isn’t new however I just thought that it may serve as a reminder whenever you get direct messages on Twitter and tempted to click on the links.
It’s not once or twice that I have received DMs with links pointing to phishing sites and this inspired to write how-to posts on setting up Firefox and Google Chrome for secured browsing because having the right settings has indeed saved the day for me.
If you get to encounter this link http://blogger.djhxkcs.com/ on one of your DMs, don’t click it. If you ever clicked this unknowingly, you’ll be prompted anyway if you have the right browser settings. Usually, when these bad guys send me links like these, I broadcast them on Twitter and unfollow them right away. I let people know that they are sending out links to phishing sites so people who don’t know will definitely avoid them.
Once and for all, these schemes should be stopped for good if not minimized. If you ever get encounter such fake web pages hidden on shortened links on Twitter, do something about it and always keep your browsers secured.
For Internet Explorer 8, you can set up secured browsing via Safety tab and make sure that the SmartScreen Filter isn’t turned off. This way, you’ll be safe while browsing the internet and be always alerted whenever you come across a suspicious attack site.