Twitter flaw turns up

Security researchers have devised a new Twitter attack that they say could spread virally, much like a worm, reports IDG news service.


The attack, posted by researchers at Secure Science have proved it is possible to force users to send out a predetermined twitter message, but it could be repurposed into a very nasty worm, Lance James, chief scientist with Secure Science was reported saying, adding, 'You can couple an attack with our code and it would just tear the crap out of Twitter."


The hack is similar to a clickjacking attack that was making the rounds on Twitter last month, apparently. There, hackers tricked users into clicking on a link without realising it. That link would post the Twitter message saying 'don't click' along with a URL.