Twitter Virus

September 21, 2010 by Post Team 

Twitter Virus, This morning several Twitter users and bloggers realized he had a problem with the Twitter interface. Apparently, a hacker exploited a loophole in the new Twitter interface recently introduced. The virus uses a well-known Twitter onMouseOver JavaScript function call to allow third-party sites to appear on the Twitter home page whenever a user mouse ran over a particular part of the text. Because of the ease that this virus can be transmitted from both Javascript mouseover and the fact that the virus Retweet malicious users links to their followers, thousands of Twitter users were probably infected. An infection that have occurred in the Twitter account of the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs.

The virus has affected third Tweetdeck applications like Twitter, and others.

Word of the representatives of Twitter yet indicate that the security hole was patched, and the virus is no longer able to gain momentum spread. The following blog post was done in the Twitter Status blog:

We have identified and are patching an XSS attack, as always, please message me @ sure if you have information regarding this feat.
We expect the patch to be fully deployed soon and will be updated again when it is.
Update (6:50 PDT, 13:50 UTC): The feat is all the patches.

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