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 …
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.
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.
Twitter...? Erm, ok.
Does this actually affect anybody except 14 year old girls?
The only people on Twitter are Twits
These sad excuses need to get a life.
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
Obligatory Language Flame War Initiation
See? Should have stuck with Ruby.
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.
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.
so, vandals get work
If Mikey did that here he'd find himself locked up but instead he gets employed!
More lumps of squidgy FAIL
In the words of Voyager's Doctor
"Keep a personal diary, why bore others needlessly?"
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.
- Product Round-up Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces
- Geek's Guide to Britain BT Tower is just a relic? Wrong: It relays 18,000hrs of telly daily
- Geek's Guide to Britain The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex
- Review: Sony Xperia SP
- FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know