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Twitter explains the onMouseOver bug

As you know or are about to find out Twitter had a security problem this morning called the “onMouseOver” bug. In an official update Twitter explained the problem and what the attack was exactly. The hack was using some cross scripting malicious sites could redirect random users to there malformed sites and tweet likes to them as well. This attack we extremely nasty because simply hover over a link could infect you. Twitter says they had found the hole and patched it up but recent launches (not the “new Twitter”) caused the problem to come up again. Twitter says they were notified about the security problem at 2:54AM Pacific time and fixed the problem by 7:00AM. They also said most of it was for promotion and not malware but you still might want to run a security check on your computer, just to be on the safe side. No account information was compromised in the attack. This just goes to show ANY site big or small can be hacked.


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