Thursday, July 2, 2009

Twitter risks, Facebook threats trouble security pros

The explosive growth in social networking has positioned many security teams solidly between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, conscientious security executives cannot ignore the data loss and regulatory compliance risks to the corporation; on the other hand, security cannot politically survive by categorically objecting to other organizations innovative use of new business tools.

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Twitter vulnerability project highlights flaws

A security researcher highlighting vulnerabilities in third-party Twitter applications this month focused on several serious cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws in the popular link-shortening service.
Aviv Raff launched the Month of Twitter Bugs, showcasing the errors. Raff gave notice to programmers and in less than three hours the final flaw was patched.

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