New Twitter Exploit

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Tim Martin, the NewsBlaze Technology Specialist says there is a new exploit affecting thousands of twitter users.

Twitter updated their website last week and there is now a vulnerability.

The Exploit

The exploit takes advantage of the Javascript function on MouseOver. It allows the links to launch popup windows, and some users are being directed to spam and porn sites.

This exploit only affects users who are on the website, so anyone using a third party website or a software application, is not affected.

Twitter released a basic acknowledgment of the flaw and says that it’s working to correct it. “We’ve identified and are patching an XSS attack; as always, please message @safety (Twitter’s official security account) if you have info regarding such an exploit,” the company wrote in a tweet.

XSS is shorthand for Cross Site Scripting. This Twitter Exploit should be resolved quickly.

Tim Martin is a Technology Specialist, Follow him on Facebook at or on Twitter @tsmartin.

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