New Software Determines the Potential Risk of New Twitter Followers [Infographic]

Once you install the app, which is free, it will continue to scan your Twitter account and notify you by direct message of any threats. BitDefender includes scanning on demand, so you can scan accounts before deciding to follow them.

Security company Safego will roll out security software for Twitter this week. The software identifies contacts that are potentially a security threat.

Safego emphasizes a Contact Safety Rainbow that locates your followers and gives each one a color rating according to their threat levels. For instance, a follower tagged red is highly suspicious and may be spreading malware, spam or is being used for phishing. A follower tagged green is deemed safe.

Once you install the software, which is free, it will continue to scan your Twitter account and notify you by direct message of any threats. Safego includes scanning on demand, so you can scan accounts before deciding to follow them.

Safego designed this infographic detailing the type of threats to look out for while tweeting; it may encourage you to install the software.