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Twitter Explains This Morning's Glitch

Published on September 21, 2010
by Beth Callaghan

Twitter has posted an official explanation of the “onMouseOver” security flaw that hit users of the Web site this morning and has since been resolved: “The security exploit that caused problems this morning Pacific time was caused by cross-site scripting (XSS)…In this case, users submitted javascript code as plain text into a Tweet that could be executed in the browser of another user.” Security team member Bob Lord said that the issue had been discovered and patched last month, but a recent site update resurfaced it.

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