OpenSocial Application Hacked

OpenSocial Hackerd

Soon after Plaxo released an application based on Google’s OpenSocial, it has been hacked within 45 mintes. For more details have a look here.

The application has been taken down for now and Joseph Smarr, Plaxo’s Chief Platform Architect thanked Techcrunch for pointing it out and said that “While I suspect it’s benign, e.g. some of the rockyou code not distinguishing between the “owner” and the “viewer” of the gadget (this stuff is not always easy to keep straight), I want to err on the side of caution, so I’m going to de-white-list the gadget for now.”

It would be interesting to see these development in the next few days, and how other applications based on OpenSocial learn and the platform itself evolves.


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