September 21, 2010 by Post Team
Twitter Hacked, NEW YORK – A new way to cause damage quickly spread through the short messaging service Twitter Tuesday morning before the site could solve the problem, so mysterious “tweets” from the text-locked, reproduced themselves and caused to open pop-ups.
Shortly before 10 am (1400 GMT), said in a Twitter “security” feed on the site that the attack had been closed. He said he does not believe that any user information was compromised.
The trick had been disastrous because the extra active tweets without being pressed – was enough for Internet users move their mouse cursor over them. However, only affect visitors to Twitter.com. Several third party programs used to send and read tweets, as Tweetdeck, were not affected.
The pop-ups may, but need not, contain malicious code that could take over the poorly protected computers. official feed Twitter White House – followed by 1.8 million users – was one of those affected, although the offending message was taken down quickly.
As befits a Twitter, which limits messages to just 140 characters, the virus may have been the shortest in history. According to security software maker F-Secure Corp., the shortest of the virus so far was only 22 characters long.
safety violations had been commonplace in the early days of Twitter, but the company has since worked to strengthen its security problems have become less common. Hack on Tuesday coincided with the ongoing deployment of Twitter for a redesign of its website that tries to streamline users’ Twitter feed and make it easier to view photos and videos directly on the site, without having to click on a link to YouTube or Flickr.
Twitter representatives did not return a comment by e-mail in search of yesterday afternoon.
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