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uSocial.net - Twitter Spam Marketing Not Rise Further

After conducting an interesting study, uSocial.net, a web traffic and promotion agency, has recently said that the number of attacks on Twitter has reached its peak, but they will not rise further.

Leon Hill, CEO of uSocial.net, said that majority of security measures taken by Twitter were not effective enough what they should have been when it came to block them. But they were quite efficient in keeping the number of attacks down, as reported by PRLog on June 18, 2009.

Owing to this benefit, spammers were able to capture only a limited number of accounts that help in maintaining malicious attacks at a particular level.

In addition, Twitter has imposed restrictions of creating only three accounts per user, symbolizing that users could not create an unlimited number of accounts to conduct marketing.

Hill also added that they conducted few tests for around four weeks before reaching this conclusion. When they tried to create more than three e-mail IDs on one IP address, they were denied to create any further.

Meanwhile uSocial.net has explained the spam marketing trend on Twitter and said that everyday a new theme was chosen to craft spam messages to enable people to trace thousands of others at one point of time.

There are reports of cases in which a single brand of account is following over 1,500 people in a day. Although they are suspended after a shot period of time, they remain exceptionally active to follow their people in that time period.

Reacting to the claims made by uSocial.net, some security experts said that they came across Twitter spam accounts that were mainly developed to blast as many links as possible. The sole aim of providing so many links was to persuade users to click on them for buying something.

Researchers also said that if the claim of uSocial.net proved true, it would be a great relief for all of those who were fed up with the bombardment of Twitter spam.

Twitter has been hogging in limelight for past few days. Considering the attacks of viruses and worms in every week or two, security experts have asked Twitter to further improve its IT security.

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