Twitter: The Bug Is Fixed, Log Back In And Resume Tweeting


The widely-exploited security bug that flooded Twitter with gibberish tweets this morning has been fixed, according to multiple tweets from Twitter employees.

A glitch allowed hackers to use “onmouseover” actions — triggered when you hover your cursor over a link — to send users to strange sites and send out gibberish-laden tweets. Users accessing Twitter through third-party clients were unaffected.

According to Twitter employees, it’s safe to go back to now:

“Regarding the XSS attack, it should now be fully patched and is no longer exploitable. Thanks to those who reported it.”

Or, as Twitter engineer Alex Choi put it, “log out, log back in, relax, we’re good.”

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