Twitter got hacked

April 22, 2009 12:15am CST
Recently there's a news relating with Twitter. This online service is said got hacked. Someone created a scripting programming which enable him to exploiting other's twitter account and he can gaining other users personal information as many as he wanted. But fortunately he didn't do that. He is using XSS (Cross Site Scripting) method. When a user visited other's page on twitter which infected with this worm, he got infected soon. The creator claimed he didn't take any advantages from his actions, he only warn the twitter admin and fortunately now they have patched all the exploited security holes. So far we don't have to worry again, but as we know based on the computer viruses and worms usually some other people make modification from the source code and it would be more dangerous than before. I think both Facebook and Twitter are their target since those both are very famous and phenomenon on the internet. Well, as common users, we only need to be carefully when visiting one's page on those sites. Good luck all. Happy mylotting.
1 response
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
27 Apr 09
Twitter and Facebook are huge sites and I'm sure they can afford some good security and if there is an exploit, they will fix it when they will know about it. Nothing on the internet is private, I don't know why people still think so. If you don't want to share, don't use internet.