Twitter fixes cross-site scripting flaw

21 Sep 2010

Computerworld, By Jeremy Kirk

A serious security flaw was apparently found on Twitter on Tuesday but was quickly fixed.

The problem was a cross-site scripting flaw, wrote Georg Wicherski of Kaspersky Lab on the company's blog.

Cross-site scripting is an attack in which a script drawn from another Web site is allowed to run that shouldn't, which can be used to steal information or potentially cause other malicious code to run.

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