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Multiple new versions of the Mikeyy cross-site scripting worm spread across the Twitter micro-blogging network over the weekend. The first in the latest batch of worms berated Twitter for poor security. Mikeyy Mooney, the VXer who got a job in security days after creating the first Twitter XSS worm over the Easter holiday …


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  1. Conrad Longmore

    Yes but..

    Twitter's response may not have been all that effective. But it's a helluva lot better than Web-2.0-alikes MySpace and Facebook who's attitude to this sort of thing is to pretend it isn't happening.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Tee Hee

    A few more nails in the cofin of Twatter and the rest of Web 2.0.

    Anything that hastens the demise of this inane drivel is a good thing.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Twitter...? Erm, ok.

    Does this actually affect anybody except 14 year old girls?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The only people on Twitter are Twits

    These sad excuses need to get a life.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Are they stupid?

    Come on. One XSS is bad enough. But if they had coded the website properly it owuldnt take half an hour to fix it. And then go over the website again looking for any others. (That second part takes longer)

    It just shows that the Twitter Admin team dont have a clue at all

  6. John Gamble

    Obligatory Language Flame War Initiation

    See? Should have stuck with Ruby.

  7. DZ-Jay

    Re: bligatory Language Flame War Initiation

    Oh, I see what you did there.

    However, boneheaded bad code can be written fluently by idiot code monkeys in any language.


  8. Kanhef
    Paris Hilton


    Some people questioned Mikeyy's sense of responsibility after the first worm, but were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Promptly releasing more worms is perhaps the greatest shooting-self-in-foot moment since nominating Sarah Palin for VP.

    <- even she would know better.

  9. dave lawless

    so, vandals get work

    If Mikey did that here he'd find himself locked up but instead he gets employed!

    No justice.

  10. Moss Icely Spaceport
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    More lumps of squidgy FAIL

  11. andy gibson

    In the words of Voyager's Doctor

    "Keep a personal diary, why bore others needlessly?"

  12. Mike
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    Twitter is important

    You people don't understand, Twitter is a worthwile, exciting service, I'm sure if I didn't have a life of my own I'd want to borrow someone else's, or if I thought I was really, really, important and exciting then I could share my wonderful life with people who aren't as fun as me.

    In the same vein, you can't expect them to consider things like XSS, after all this particular hack is really hard to exploit and has only been around 5 minutes..... ahem.

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