Via the BBC comes the latest news of rotten people on the internet: Twitter profiles are now being used to broadcast links to malware. In this particular case, various users have been offering a purported link to a porn video, but if you click it (and you happen to be running Windows) you’ll end up with a fake version of Flash that can download other nastiness to your computer.
Though Twitter has removed the offending links, they haven’t yet cancelled all of the accounts involved, and in any case the link is easily findable via their search page. The lesson? As with email, you need to think before you click, even on a network of your “friends.”