Twitter: Website Upgrade Caused Mouseover Flaw

Kara Reeder

Twitter is blaming a security flaw that redirected users to third-party websites without their consent on a site upgrade, according to TG Daily.

 

As we reported on our Network Security Edge site, the bug sent users to third-party sites simply by mousing over an offending link. Twitter quickly patched the security hole, which The Register says the micro-blogging site had already done once before.

 

It seems a number of people have independently discovered the flaw, but a 17-year-old Australian schoolboy, Pearce Delphin, believes he is responsible for setting off the whole affair after he tweeted a piece of "mouseover" JavaScript code, reports AFP.



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