Twitter for Business 2

Information supporting the use free social networking program Twitter in business is proliferating.

Paul Rasmussen has some very useful tips:

Follow industry leaders who post links to important resources and influence conversations

* Post questions for quick answers and answer others’ questions to establish your credibility and expertise
* Create links to your Web site or blog (don’t over do it!)
* Keep up on the buzz in your industry
* Network with like-minded people.

Twitter takes only a few minutes to set up and using it could prove to be one of the best business decision’s you’ve made. You can use your mobile phone to update your tweets and the immediacy of the medium means it can be used as a convenient instant contact and support facility for your customers while you are on the move.

Facebook Koobface Worm plague

Beware Facebook messages in your inbox or on your wall containing off site links and mesages like “is this u here on” – on no account follow the link and instructions to install software as you could be infected with the Koobface worm.

If the viewer approves the Flash installation, Koobface attempts to download a program called tinyproxy.exe. This loads a proxy server called Security Accounts Manager (SamSs) the next time the computer boots up. Koobface then listens to traffic on TCP port 9090 and proxies all outgoing HTTP traffic.

This pernicious little monster will send messages attempting to entice users’ facebook friends to download the worm, can steal sensitive information and take users to “contaminated sites when they try to use search engines from Google, Yahoo, MSN and, according McAfee.”

Removal instructions for the W32.Koobface.A worm.