Attentive to images on Pinterest: this may hide viruses like those of Facebook and Twitter. But it’s even easier to fall into it: just click on an image.

The enormous success of this application – which also resulted in hybridization experiments as Pingram – is inevitably increasing the risk of being scammed and affected by viruses. In the case of Pinterest, the trick is in some images of promotional and discount related to fashion.

Beware the virus on Pinterest

The phenomenon is growing because there is a factor that attackers can exploit: when many users can enter a new site, you will experience a false sense of security. Mashable has devoted a post, just to list a few images that need to be scam-only re-pinnate to become a problem for you and your friends.

Spam and phishing, along with viruses, will be the main challenge in the coming months to Pinterest, but users always apply the same advice: adopt social antivirus application (as adopted on Facebook, for example, BitDefender) and not believe the proposals and sparkling drops from somewhere.

It also takes care about providing personal information, sharing of images and navigation. If Facebook, generally, the scam always plays the same mechanism can be summarized in the steps after the emotional content – click on a page that refers to another page – page error – Pinterest virus model is as follows: special offers – invitation to the king-pin of the image – page apology and referral to another page – or, alternatively, a quick survey – viruses. The old rule of business applies to Web 2.0: it is too good to be true … it probably is not true.