Orkut and a Worm
So its not often that my computer is actually infected by a Worm (or Virus). But then when I got an email from an old friend about scrapping when I hadn’t done so, I was surprised. A quick and thorough scan of my PC revealed nothing.
Now I faintly remembered receiving 2 scraps (which obviously looked like Spam) from my friends and that I had deleted them promptly. Could it be a case of Cross Site Scripting? A blog article that I read today confirmed by suspicions.
Now in my previous post I had emphasized my belief that “All input is evil “ and even though Google seems to do a pretty good job with Blogger, filtering out bad HTML and unwanted scripts; it has failed to do that with Orkut. Especially when it keeps adding more and more features to make the UI richer and interactive, the importance of such measures increases.