Tuesday, July 18, 2006

MySpace Shockwave Flash Hack (Symantec)

The recent Yahoo! Mail worm, JS.Yamanner@m , is symptomatic of our increased usage and reliance on Web applications. This past weekend we saw a similar attack, but this time it was on the MySpace social networking site. Web applications are just as vulnerable to certain exploits, and even more so in some cases. In particular, services that allow people to author and post content under the service domain must always neuter any active content such as Javascript. MySpace fails to do so, allowing an attacker to automatically hijack any user's MySpace page as soon as they visit an infected MySpace page.

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