DTNS 2254 – TweetWreck

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPeter Wells joins the show to talk about the TweetDeck XSS attack, DDoS attacks agains Evernote and Feedly, and why the Internet seems to be falling apart lately.

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Today’s guests:  Peter Wells, editor of Reckoner, Australia

Headlines

Yo! This isn’t safe! The Internet was shaken today when Tweetdeck users everywhere began retweeting javascript code, most often involving a heart symbol. It was not love they were spreading, but a cross-site scripting attack. It also manifested as popups with various messages like  “yo” and “XSS” in Tweetdeck. Twitter fixed the vulnerability, but then shut down Tweetdeck services for an hour to confirm the fix. It affected users of Tweetdeck in Chrome and reportedly users of the Windows app. Hat tip to melchizedek74 who submitted this on the subreddit.

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