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Cross-Site Scripting Worm Floods MySpace

This is why strips Javascript from posts. The potential for devilment is limitless without filtering!

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

3 replies on “Cross-Site Scripting Worm Floods MySpace”

The potential for devilment is pretty high even with filtering, it seems: MySpace are also pretty vigorous in removing Javascript from any text entered by the user. It’s worth reading the description of how the specific exploit was done over here: and asking yourself if something like that could get past your own (or Worpress’) filters.

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