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The hack of Twitter.com is extra nefarious because the tweets activate without being clicked on — it's enough for Web surfers to move their mouse cursors over them.
This particular hack of Twitter.com was especially crafty, as it was enough for Web surfers to move their mouse cursors over links to activate the links, which sent them to spammers destinations, such as the one million followers of a former British prime minister, who found themselves inexplicably at a hardcore porn site based in Japan.
As of this morning at about 9:45 a.m. EDT, Twitter had "identified and are patching a XSS attack."
They cautioned: "please message @safety if you have info regarding such an exploit. We expect the patch to be fully rolled out shortly and will update again when it is."
While hardcore porn is not the most pleasant thing to be forcibly directed to, it could be worse.
Originally posted by MR BOB
reply to post by infinite
err, well it's common decency to post a scource instead of letting us guess if it's true.
How am i meant to know that it is in the news?
edit on 21-9-2010 by MR BOB because: (no reason given)