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Twitter XSS Attack 2010: Tips to Remove ‘onmouseover’ Virus

We have some worrying news for regular users of social-networking site Twitter now, as it has been reported that the website has come under attack from a scripting vulnerability which could be harmful for your computers if affected.

According to PCMag, the attack first happened on Tuesday morning, and operates by redirecting users to dangerous sites, sites which could be filled with malware, spyware and other harmful software.

Even though Twitter staff had claimed that they had sorted the problems, users were still reporting that they were getting redirected to other websites, definitely not good for younger users due to some of the material that was shown on the redirected site.

If you have been affected by this problem , there is a quick solution to help you. According to PCMag, using a third-party Twitter client will reduce the problem, while also maintaining javascript security will help too.

Let us know your thoughts on the virus. Have you been affected or not yet?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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