TweetDeck Security Flaw Allows Coded Tweet To Hijack Twitter Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A security flaw in Twitter platform Tweetdeck allowed a Tweet containing a computer code to propagate itself through Twitter user feeds Wednesday morning, displaying pop-up windows showing randomly-generated comments.

Twitter, which owns TweetDeck, then cut off the application’s access and TweetDeck announced it was temporarily halting services.



It also appeared multiple news media sources had disruptions to their Twitter feeds.

Initially, TweetDeck claimed the issue had been fixed, however media reports said users were having lingering issues.

It was recommended TweetDeck users quit the program and change their Twitter passwords on the Twitter site before attempting to log back in to TweetDeck.

Just before 11:00 a.m. PT, TweetDeck again announced it the security flaw had been fixed.


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