In October, the FBI said that it had uncovered malware that infected the social networking site Twitter, and since then, malware has been infecting other sites.
As we’ve previously reported, Twitter has said that its servers were not the source of the malicious code, but that it’s looking into the issue and has launched a security initiative to help make sure the site’s data is secure.
But as Ars Technica noted, there’s been some controversy about Twitter’s approach.
Some argue that Twitter is using its own data to create the malware, while others argue that the social media platform is creating a new malware-producing environment that’s too new for it to be fully responsible.
We recently spoke with a group of cybersecurity experts who, in their view, have some questions about the approach that Twitter has taken.
The group of experts, including Brian Krebs, noted that Twitter’s malware was created after it had created a system that allowed it to capture data from other social media platforms, such as Facebook.
Twitter then used that data to generate malware for the purpose of targeting social media users, including celebrities and users of popular websites, Krebs writes.
While this approach may seem like it would make sense for a website to be more secure, Krebbs explains that the security of that data is not guaranteed.
“It’s just a tool for collecting data,” Krebs said.
“You don’t know what it’s going to look like.
If you see something that looks like an intrusion or a Trojan horse, you can block it.
If the malware is going to try to capture information, it can’t be blocked.”
For instance, Krebb says that Twitter doesn’t have a way to block the data that’s being collected by its malware.
“This is just a fancy way of saying, ‘We have a system where you can’t get to that data.’
It’s a nice way to get around that limitation, but it’s not a secure way to do it,” he said.
This raises questions about what Twitter is doing to make sure that its data is safe.
For instance, when Krebs asked Twitter’s security team why they thought they weren’t able to block malware that was infecting the Twitter account of actress Miley Cyrus, Kreps says that the company’s response is that they were “not aware of it.”
According to Krebs: “They said, ‘You’re not a company that’s actively looking for malware.
You’re not actively scanning for malware.'”
As we’ve pointed out before, KreBS says that social media sites are not always the best places to store data.
“People don’t want their data to be out there and the data they put out there can end up in a malicious place,” he explained.
“The problem with social media is that if you’re using a social media site, you don’t have control over the data.
It’s not your fault.
Another cybersecurity expert, Ryan Gallagher, agrees with Krebs. “
Twitter is taking a huge risk by allowing this information to go out there.”
Another cybersecurity expert, Ryan Gallagher, agrees with Krebs.
“I’m not saying that Twitter was doing this to keep the public safe,” Gallagher said.
He added that there is a risk that the data collected by Twitter’s malicious code will end up on other social networks.
“If you’re talking about a social network, it’s important to note that social network is not your only data source,” he added.
“In the case of social media, there are other data sources that can collect information, like your phone call logs and emails.
This is a very, very big risk that is being overlooked.””
As I said before, Twitter is not responsible for data collected from your phone, so there is no way for that data not to end up outside of Twitter.
This is a very, very big risk that is being overlooked.”
In a statement, Twitter said that the platform has implemented an “anti-malware” update to make the site more secure and that it is “working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.”
“The update addresses an issue that was identified by the FBI, which resulted in malicious code that impacted some Twitter accounts,” the statement read.
“We are working closely with law enforcers to identify the source and the malicious activity that led to the issue.”
We have reached out to Twitter for more information.