Twitter patches security flaw affecting thousands of users


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Twitter has suffered a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack via a security flaw on its new website, forcing the social network to identify the attack and roll out a patch. Over the last few hours, users were tweeting about a "mouseover security flaw," saying that "Twitter got hacked." The security flaw in question allowed messages to pop up and third-party websites to open in a browser simply when users moved their cursor over a link (clicking was not required) thanks to JavaScript's "onmouseover" function.

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