Twitter onMouseOver JavaScript Affecting Twitter.com

If you’re a user that accesses Twitter via the twitter.com website you might want to take note of a rather serious JavaScript exploit that has affected the site at the moment. The JavaScript onMouseOver exploit means that if you hover your mouse over a specially crafted tweet, it will be able to redirect your browser to a website that contains malicious code, or in some cases, adult websites. The good news is that the flaw currently only affects twitter.com, so if you’re tweeting via third party programs, you’re still good. Twitter has confirmed the issue and is currently working on a fix. Video demonstration of the flaw after the jump

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