Tag Archive | "twitter"


04 January 2010 | 5,047 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 | 32,448 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 September 2009 | 28,881 views

Twitter DM Phishing Scam

As Twitter gains momentum there are more and more attacks on it, it’s users and the most recent is a phishing scam via DM (Direct Message). It was uncovered recently that it was being used as a Botnet Control Channel, shortly before that it was subjected to a DoS attack. This isn’t the first time [...]

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17 August 2009 | 13,394 views

Twitter Being Used As Botnet Command Channel

Ah Twitter in the news again, the bad guys sure do keep up with new trends. After being taken offline for a while by a Joejob DDoS attack Twitter is in the news again – this time it’s being used as the command channel for a Botnet. The normal method for controlling Botnets is via [...]

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07 August 2009 | 6,189 views

Twitter & Facebook Taken Offline By DDoS Attacks

Both Facebook and Twitter were hit with pretty severe DDoS attacks rendering them useless and unavailable to the majority of users. The thing is it seems like it wasn’t a traditional network based botnet style DDoS attack, but a ‘joejob‘ attack where spam is sent out containing a link and the users clicking on the [...]

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24 June 2009 | 10,068 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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05 March 2009 | 9,259 views

Twitter ClickJacking Vulnerability

Click-jacking has hit the news a few times recently with most browsers being susceptible to this kind of redirection attack. This time it’s Twitter that’s being hit, as with anything gaining popularity it’s going to become the focus of more attacks and attempts to compromise its security. It seems like click-jacking may well be here [...]

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22 January 2009 | 11,847 views

Using Twitter for Data Mining and Information Gathering

We’ve mentioned Twitter a few times lately as it has become a larger and larger part of the social web and the premier ‘micro-blogging’ platform. There was a recent Phishing issue on Twitter and before that Twitter Jacking and a CSRF bug that allowed auto-following. Due to the large update of Twitter, the amount of [...]

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05 January 2009 | 4,659 views

Phishing Attacks Hits Twitter Users – Utilising Direct Messages

I personally received the following direct message on Twitter from someone I know quite well: hey! check out this funny blog about you… http://jannawalitax.blogspot.com/ It’s a link to a fake blogspot URL that redirects to a phishing URL for Twitter, it looks the same as the real login page but the actual URL is: http://twitterblogs.access-logins.com/login [...]

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04 November 2008 | 11,303 views

Twitter Squatting – The New Domain Jacking?

It seems the latest target for spammers, opportunists and those into Domain Squatting is the registration of interesting or possibly valuable Twitter usernames. Twitter has exploded recently as a new ‘micro-blogging’ platform and it works really well, especially when combined with more traditional blogging and the host of tools that have been build around Twitter [...]

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