The 404 670: Where we mouse on over to OnMouseOver (podcast)

Add @the404 and tweet out the message in this blog for a chance to win two tickets to see a screening of "The Social Network"!


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If you noticed strange black blocks covering text on the Twitter homepage, one of your friends likely fell victim to a new hack that exploits Twitter's Web interface . The exploit was discovered early this morning by security firm Sophos, which realized that if you put the JavaScript code "onmouseover" into a URL in a tweet, a user can make a pop-up window emerge just by hovering over the link.

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"Mouseover" hacks aren't new, and CNET reporter Caroline McCarthy tells us they've been used within e-mails in the past , but the fire is out...for now. In the interim, we recommend you use third-party sources like TweetDeck --at least until Twitter beefs up its security.

We've been talking about "The Social Network" for a few weeks now, and although we're all still skeptical about a movie based on a Web site, we're willing to check it out, and we want you to join us! We're giving away 20 pairs of tickets for a sneak preview showing of "The Social Network" on Tuesday, September 28 at a theater in Manhattan, and all you have to do is 1. FOLLOW @THE404 and 2. TWEET OUT this message:


If you're near NYC, FOLLOW @the404 and RT this for a chance to win a pair of tix to see The Social Network on 9/28 the404.cnet.com


...and you're entered to win! Don't forget that the theater is in Manhattan, so be sure you can get to the showing on September 28 if you enter. Winners will be chosen at random on Friday, September 24, so start tweeting!

Speaking of get-togethers, we're in the midst of organizing a 404 meetup! Our target date is Thursday, October 7, and the tentative location is The Frying Pan bar off of Pier 66 here in NYC, so save the date and we'll send out an official Meetup RSVP soon!


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