September 21, 2010

New Twitter bug/virus

A new bug or virus is spreading throughout Twitter. The below function puts a layer (overlay) on the Twitter website which triggers a retweet of the status of the person you follow automatically (onmouseover function). I hope that Twitter solves this problem soon.

Here's what the code looks like:"onmouseover=document.getElementByld('status').value='RT Matsta';$('status-update-form').submit();class="modal-overlay"/

Update: Twitter posted information that the threat has been eliminated.

Update 2: If you would like to read more about this specific worm and alike haunting Twitter's past I would suggest to take a look at Graham Cluley's blog (Sophos). A good read!

Here's a video showing the vulnerabilities (also from Sophos):

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