TweetDeck, a Twitter management tool that is owned by the popular social network, said it fixed a security flaw that forced it to take down the tool on Wednesday afternoon.
Early Wednesday, the Twitter account for the tool had earlier advised users to log out and log back in to address the issue, but later announced that the tool was being taken down. After nearly an hour, another tweet announced the security fix.
The security flaw involved an XSS vulnerability, according to tech website Gizmodo, allowing the attackers to execute code on the accounts of TweetDeck users.
TweetDesk describes itself as a tool “for real-time tracking, organizing and engagement.”
Below are tweets from TweeDeck’s official Twitter account:
We've verified our security fix and have turned TweetDeck services back on for all users. Sorry for any inconvenience.— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) June 11, 2014
We've temporarily taken TweetDeck services down to assess today's earlier security issue. We'll update when services are back up.— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) June 11, 2014
A security issue that affected TweetDeck this morning has been fixed. Please log out of TweetDeck and log back in to fully apply the fix.— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) June 11, 2014