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Twitter app downloads could put users at risk

Tony Bradley | April 21, 2014
Twitter announced that it is putting its MoPub acquisition to use by enabling Twitter marketers to promote and distribute mobile apps. There is a potential opportunity there, though, for attackers to exploit the system if users become conditioned to download apps from their Twitter feed without thinking.

"It may further increase user tendency to click first and think later — accepting any permissions or warnings an app may display," Lyne says. "I hope Twitter invests appropriately in checks here...but more critically users need to continue to be vigilant and not trust app adverts blindly."

 

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