Tag Archive | "twitter security"


04 January 2010 | 5,053 views

Researcher Uncovers XSS Flaws In Twitter and Google Calendar

More flaws discovered in Twitter and Google Calender during the holiday season. Once again XSS flaws have been discovered in popular web apps, but at least they were reported and not used nefariously this time. Fixes have been issued promptly by both Google and Twitter so there is not much cause for concern this time […]

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16 November 2009 | 32,482 views

SSL Renegotiation Bug Succesfully Used To Attack Twitter

When this SSL Renegotiation bug hit the news, most people said it was a theoretical attack and was of no practical use in the real world. But then people tend to say that about most things don’t they until they get pwned up the face. It turns out the rather obscure SSL flaw can be […]

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24 June 2009 | 10,123 views

Twitter Hack Spreads P*rn Trojan

I had a spam tweet appear in my stream a while back and like Guy Kawasaki I also had absolutely no idea where it came from. Perhaps some kinda XSS flaw in Twitter when I visited a site that spawned the message (in a hidden iframe perhaps). It wouldn’t be the first time Twitter was […]

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14 April 2009 | 4,417 views

Twitter Battered By Powerful Worm Attacks

We’ve written about Twitter quite a few times now, with it’s click-jacking vulnerability, twitter phishing attacks and various other issues. It’s no surprise it’s being targeted though as it’s now the 3rd biggest social network after Facebook and Myspace. Within a relatively short time period it’s overtaken almost everyone else. This weekend it suffered a […]

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05 September 2008 | 3,507 views

Twitter Targeted by Malware Distributors

This one is of interest to me as I do actually use Twitter as a microblogging service and to keep up with what various friends are up to. It’s quite an interesting wep app especially paired with something like Twitterfox in your browser and Twibble in your mobile phone. It must have made it big […]

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