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Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment


Hackers had their way with Twitter's TweetDeck tool today.

This morning, a number of users reported seeing pop-up alerts with all types of strange messages. In some instances, those messages were automatically tweeted to followers.

Some of the accounts that were affected include @NYTimesBusiness, @ScienceNews and @SFGate, among others.

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Twitter temporarily shut down TweetDeck as it worked to patch the vulnerability. The attack apparently targeted XSS (cross-site scripting) which is a common security vulnerablity for web apps.

TweetDeck services have since been brought back online.
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