Twitter Closes Up Loophole That Sent Unwitting Users To Potentially Dangerous Sites

Twitter patched up a security gap that sent users to other sites when they moved their mouse cursors over links. Using a JavaScript function called onMouseOver, spammy marketers drew in unwitting customers to their sites without them having to click.

The exploit opened up unauthorized pop-ups and sent people to less-than-safe-for-work sites. But thankfully Twitter has tamed the beast. A spokesman for the social networking platform told Mashable “This should now be fully patched and is no longer exploitable.”

Twitter Mouseover Security Flaw Affecting Thousands of Users [WARNING] [Mashable]