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popular site Twitter was invaded by malicious programs-Truth!
But Now Resolved!
Summary of the eRumor: Reports that visiting the
popular web site Twitter.com could activated pop-ups or redirect your
computer to porn sites on the Internet simply by rolling the mouse
curser over certain tweets.
The Truth: It's now safe to visit Twitter again, but the
morning of September 21, 2010 many visitors were greeted with a screen
retweets consisting of spam. Anyone who visited the site with scripting
enabled was vulnerable to every thing from harmless span tweets on the
screen to redirection to porn sites.
It wasn't a typical
infection. It is classed by experts as a "cross site scripting bug (XSS).
The way Twitter was processing the message made it possible to include
exploit it figured out how to do it.
The flaw affected only the "old" Twitter site. The "new" Twitter was
introduced to users last week.
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