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.

Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post

Post a comment





(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.



Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making


SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data