Tue, Apr 22 2008 13:53
Obama Site Visitors Redirected to Clinton Campaign
On the eve of the presidential primary in Pennsylvania, an online prankster leveraged a security vulnerability on Sen. Barack Obama's campaign Web site to redirect visitors to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign site.
According to Symantec, someone embedded computer code into a posting on the Obama blog.
The content in this case targeted cross-site scripting flaw (XSS), an
exceedingly common type of vulnerability that can be used to
automatically redirect Web browsers viewing the affected page to
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