Hyperactive Superior Anterior Temporal Gyrus (madscience) wrote in thequestionclub,
Hyperactive Superior Anterior Temporal Gyrus

Yamanner? Yamamma!

Did the Yamanner worm that attacked Yahoo! Mail yesterday work on Linux? The writeups just say that all versions of Windows were affected, but it doesn't mention a specific browser. Since the worm seems to have been pure JavaScript without any native component, it seems possible that Firefox on Linux could have been affected as well. (It's not really clear if it exploited a flaw in JavaScript per se, or a flaw in the site... an XSS vulnerability of some sort.)

I ask because I received three of the worm messages before the worm was announced, and I looked at one of them. So I may have helped propagate it. :D
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