TweetDeck, Twitter’s tool for real-time tracking and engagement of posts, is reportedly vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS), a type of computer vulnerability commonly found in web applications that allows hackers to inject script into webpages to access user accounts and important security information.
Here’s TweetDeck’s response:
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
The vulnerability currently affects Tweetdeck’s browser plug-in for Google Chrome. It apparently doesn’t affect the desktop app for Mac or Windows, but you’re safer logging out and logging back in again just in case.
TweetDeck was acquired by Twitter for $US40 million in 2011.
Here are more images of what users are seeing from the TweetDeck bug.