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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twitter, the popular social media website for broadcasting short messages, said on Tuesday it has suffered an XSS attack, a security flaw on its website, which it is fixing with a patch after users complained.
The Twitter site was flooded with tweets by users complaining of a "mouseover security flaw" or "Twitter got hacked" as the top trending topics on the home page.
Twitter said on its status blog it expects the patch to be fully rolled out shortly and will update users when it is.
According to a blog by security firm Sophos, the website is being widely exploited by users who use a security flaw which allows messages to pop up and third-party websites to open in a browser just by moving a mouse over a link.
Sophos said the messages are spreading virally, exploiting the vulnerability without the consent of users.
Users of third-party Twitter applications like Tweet Deck and Twhirl appear not to have been affected by the flaw.
Four-year old Twitter has more than 145 million users and is now signing up 370,000 new users daily on average.
It is increasingly challenging established giant web companies such as Yahoo Inc and Google Inc for consumers’ online time.
(Reporting by Yinka Adegoke, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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An easier, faster, and richer experience.
You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline – creating a single, streamlined view on the left of the screen. On the right, you can see the features you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics
Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with Dailybooth, DeviantArt, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, Twitvid, USTREAM, Vimeo, Yfrog, and YouTube.
When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: @replies, other Tweets by that same user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.
You can click a @username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, including bio and recent Tweets.
These changes will roll out as a preview over the next several weeks. During the preview, you’ll be able to switch back and forth so you have time to grow accustomed to the way things work. Eventually, everyone will have the updated version of Twitter.com.
I am so excited for the new twitter. As a person who tweets daily and constantly, I def will be more excited for the new features. Everything seems so FRESH and easy to do. I hope Twitter also releases some new mobile apps. LETS GO!
This iTouch would be worth getting.
Includes a shuffle, touch screen nano, and iTouch w/camera. Apple keeps the world updated.
The operator of this would have the time of his life, but imagine seeing it speeding towards you…
Concept by Choi + Shine Architects; why didn’t they envision this earlier? I’d love to see these on the roadside.