Tweetdeck Got Hacked, Pushes Script To Your Tweets

Popular Twitter client Tweetdeck just suffered a massive security issue today. According to initial findings, Tweetdeck had an XSS security vulnerability that allowed hackers to access users’ accounts when they were logged in on the service. The hackers can then remotely access JavaScript code or implant their own code on to the user’s account…



Popular Twitter client Tweetdeck just suffered a massive security issue today.

According to initial findings, Tweetdeck had an XSS security vulnerability that allowed hackers to access users’ accounts when they were logged in on the service. The hackers can then remotely access JavaScript code or implant their own code on to the user’s account.

So far, the vulnerability has allowed hackers to add annoying pop-ups to appear on the screen or automatically tweet/retweet using a user’s account. The service was initially taken down so as to “assess” the security breach but was later reinstated. Unfortunately, some users are still reporting that the problem isn’t solved yet.

For those using TweetDeck, especially its Chrome extension, you might want to stop using it for now until TweetDeck has finally and fully addressed the issue.

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