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Popular Twitter app TweetDeck hacked; shut down

TweetDeck, the tweet sharing and scheduling site connected to Twitter, was hacked on Wednesday.

According to The Verge, a vulnerability within TweetDeck that targets XSS “is allowing attackers to remotely execute javascript code.” Users saw pop-up notifications within Tweetdeck, a problem with the retweet command button that led to a string of unwanted retweets and spam messages.

Shortly after the problem surfaced, TweetDeck told users the problem was fixed, only to inform them that in fact, it was not. TweetDeck has temporarily shut down their service to investigate the issue.

If you use TweetDeck, your best bet right now is to log out and stay out until TweetDeck gives the official all clear. You can follow their Twitter feed for updates.

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