TweetDeck services return after tool taken down due to security issue

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:

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