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Twitter is having a number of Security flaws?


Twitter is one of the major social networking sites which have been used by millions of users around the globe. It connects a number of famous personalities and celebrities to their fans/followers directly. Though it has fascinated a number of users, a number of security issues arise regarding twitter and it’s being hacked frequently. Some days back, the passwords of a number of users were stolen and now it’s hit by a mouse over flaw!

When you are moving your mouse over a twitter feed, it performs some function automatically without your knowledge! This is current issue with Twitter! Though twitter claims that the problem has been recovered, the frequent issues bring up a bad opinion on it!

It was found that a 17 year Old Australian boy, Pearce Delphin (His Twitter name is @zzapis) is responsible for the cause of mouse over issue. It has affected a number of users and it had last for five hours (According to sources I referred).The “mouse over” is done by posting a JavaScript in the tweet. Twitter is having a character limit of 140, so some other master works too have been tried to hack!

Its notable that twitter is redesigning its site which will be available for all the users in a couple of days. It’s important for twitter team to keep an eye on security issues and find out the flaws to keep its users safe, in order to retain them??? Let’s wait and watch what’s going to happen!

More info regarding mouse over can be read from official twitter blog!

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  1. Saranya
    September 30, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    I came across this problem.
    A java script text was tweeted automatically.

    • October 1, 2010 at 9:47 AM

      Twitter gets attacked frequently 🙂 I haven’t logged into my account until there was such a problem !

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