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Twitter Talks on Security Exploit

Written on September 22, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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After the "onMouseOver" bug that hit Twitter.com, patches are already made and the site just released a statement. Do you need to change your passwords?

The micro-blogging site, , has posted an official response to the “” security flaw that hit the site yesterday morning. With the aid of cross-site scripting or XSS, malicious users exploited a security hole on the website. As a result, thousand of users were being redirected to other sites, and that they were sending tweets automatically to pass the bug to others. And for this to happen by simply hovering your mouse over a link page is not cool!

According to Twitter, they’ve discovers the hole last month and patched it. However, a recent update to the site – which is not related to the new Twitter – caused to hole to resurface. They were notified about the problem at 2:54 am PT and made significant solutions by 7:00 am PT. As stated by Twitter security team member, Bob Lord, changing password won’t be necessary since there are no issues related to the attack that can impact the user’s computers or their account.

So for our beloved Tweeps, let’s just cross our fingers that mode code auditing takes place whenever patches are applied to avoid such incidents in the future.

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