Reader Mike sent a video of the exploit in action. As soon as he moves his cursor from the toolbar to the body of the Twitter.com page, it retweets the exploit and attempts to send a Direct Message.
Third party apps are safe from the bug, but because the exploit spreads by users merely hovering over links, visiting the Twitter website right now almost guarantees that you’ll inadvertently retweet one of the messages. [Sophos]
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