17 Years Teen Takes Bug Authored on Twitter

An Australian 17 – year-old may be the author of the malicious code that hit Twitter on Tuesday morning (21 / September) and caused some commotion among the users of the site microblogging. Pearce Delphin, or @zzap admitted the news agency AFP that explored the failure of the security service.

Delphin said he used a code on MouseOver JavaScript that caused messages to be retuitadas without user authorization. The “phenomenon” spread rapidly through the network and which came to be called “virus” by some.

“I just did what anyone would have done. That code JavaScript really could be run from a tweet. By the time the posted no idea what he could become, “the boy said to the news agency.” Just I explored the vulnerability, did not create a self-replicating plague. As far as I know, this is not illegal, “he added, hoping that the case does not cause you major headaches.

The boy also said that only exploited a flaw identified by “another user” in case the Japanese developer Masato Kinugawa, who reported the breach XSS to Twitter on August 14. To prove his theory, the Nipponese even created a profile called RainbowTwtr, in which colored messages posted. According to Twitter, the gap exploited by Kinugawa “has been corrected in the past month.”