Our client, Dermot Williams, Managing Director of Threatscape, provides expert advice and outlines the ins and outs today’s Twitter security breach.
What is XSS (Cross Site Scripting)?
How can you be affected by XSS?
And is this what happened today with Twitter?
In the space of just a few hours, numerous attackers have started exploiting the same weakness in Twitter’s security, and multiple ‘worms’ are spreading virally – tweet by tweet. Some seem to do nothing but spread; others have additional actions such as redirecting visitors to porn web site. Thousands of users, and hundreds of thousands of ‘tweets’, are already believed to be affected.
And what should people do to protect themselves?