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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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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.

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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.

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Anonymous Coward

Twitter...? Erm, ok.

Does this actually affect anybody except 14 year old girls?

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Anonymous Coward

The only people on Twitter are Twits

These sad excuses need to get a life.

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Pirate

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

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Joke

Obligatory Language Flame War Initiation

See? Should have stuck with Ruby.

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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.

-dZ.

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Paris Hilton

Idiot

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.

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Boffin

so, vandals get work

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

No justice.

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Twatter

More lumps of squidgy FAIL

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In the words of Voyager's Doctor

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

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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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