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Websites across the internet are doing the Harlem Shake after online comedians began exploiting cross site scripting (XSS) flaws that make pages dance and speakers blare. The flaws exist in the DNS text record – not the protocol – due to a lack of sanitation, and allowed internet scamps to turn boring websites like Who.is into …

  1. Aslan

    What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability

    'nough said.

    1. Ole Juul

      Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability

      My bank's site could use a bit of sprucing up like that.

    2. Evil Auditor Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability

      Thumb up! Despite the misuse of awesome ;)

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability

        After the Lego movie, everything is awesome. Misuse is impossible.

        1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

          Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability

          I believe that you'll find everything is only awesome when you're part of a team. Otherwise I presume everything is, "OK if you like that sort of thing I suppose".

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability

          "Everything is awesome. Misuse is impossible."

          Have you considered getting a job at a Top-10-list-oriented site aimed at millennials? Despite your love of "awesome", remember that you must *also* overuse the word "insane" in article titles.

          (P.S. Cracked.com were on the phone about an awesome job they said you'd be insane to turn down)

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability

            "Have you considered getting a job at a Top-10-list-oriented site aimed at millennials?"

            Even people born in the 80's know that no one uses 'awesome' anymore...

        3. Crazy Operations Guy Silver badge
          Headmaster

          Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability

          "everything is awesome" Things are only awesome if they garner SOME amount of AWE from observers of the item at question.

  2. A Non e-mouse Silver badge

    Repeat after me:

    "Never trust input"

    1. Crazy Operations Guy Silver badge

      Truer words have never been spoken. It should be tattooed to the hands of every programmer and written along the top of every developer's monitor.

  3. Lionel Baden

    MXtoolbox just got fixed

    Just clicked the link,

    Went to show co-worked - no longer working :/

    1. Looper

      Re: MXtoolbox just got fixed

      Nope. XSS is still doing its funky stuff.

      1. phuzz Silver badge

        Re: MXtoolbox just got fixed

        Still dancing for me at 13:17 BST

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    More Sites Vulnerable

    A quick check shows dnsquery.org is also vulnerable!!

  5. Mark 85 Silver badge

    Ah.. a brief return to the good old days

    No nasty malware, just some fun stuff.

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