WarningBird: Detecting Suspicious URLs in Twitter Stream
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Date: 8 Feb 2012
Document Type: Briefing Papers
Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012
We introduce WarningBird, a real-time suspicious URL detection system for Twitter.To detect cloaked suspicious URLs, we investigate correlated redirect chains of URLs included in a number of tweets.Evaluation results show that our system can accurately and efficiently classify large tweet samples from the Twitter public timeline.