Twitter Hacked !!!!

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  1. hawki

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    Twitter hacked, sending users to third-party sites



    The Twitter social media site has been
    hacked, impacting thousands of users of the
    popular microblogging site.



    The hack of Twitter.com is extra nefarious
    because the tweets activate without being
    clicked on — it's enough for Web surfers to
    move their mouse cursors over them.

    According to Mashable, the bug redirects
    users to third-party websites without their
    consent.

    MORE HERE:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39285873/ns/technology_and_science-security/#
     
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    Twitter is really a nasty and dangerous place.. I hardly use twitter ...:ouch:
     
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  5. Doritoes

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    I would be interested in seeing the code of the parser/filter that Twitter uses when sanitizing user input.
     
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    All these social networking sites make my skin crawl. Too many people creating an idealised persona of themselves. I find it bizarre unless you're under 21 and then you're forgiven for youthful frivolity :cautious:

    People with 800 + friends and over 1 000 photos etc. They should see a shrink ;)
     
  7. IndigoSky

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    If all those movie stars on Twitter would spend their energy helping us keep our privacy rights, then I'd be impressed.

    Otherwise they seem to be just using it for another ego boost.
     
  8. vasa1

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    Doritoes, they also mention the modal overlay as being part of the problem. Although it is much loved by web designers, is there any way to turn the ****ed thing off, not just in Twitter but anywhere else?
     
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  10. Doritoes

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    I believe you are referring to css/javascript modal overlays and not prompt/alert/confirm boxes created by the browser. I don't think there is a simply way of turning them off when most users have javascript enabled on Twitter. Even with javascript disabled, a webpage can still hardcode a modal overlay in HTML, and then require that you have javascript enabled to make it go away. You can try and detect this by looking through the div's and seeing which ones have high z-index attributes and use an extension to remove them from the page. This may remove some wanted div's on sites that legitimately use them with a high z-index.

    So the answer is that there is not a simply+reliable way, but it is possible to code an extension that could remove the modal overlays like Adblock removes ads.
     
  11. vasa1

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    Hint! Hint! :)

    I don't know too much about the stuff but some of these seem to be exploitable!

    These actions caused by mouse roll-over even without clicking seem nothing short of :eek: .
     
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