TweetDeck back online after security issue

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, Last Updated: 9:54 PM ET

TweetDeck came back online Wednesday afternoon after it was shut down in the morning after a security hack.

A "cross-site scripting" (XSS) vulnerability left had users accounts open to hijacking, the Guardian reports.

For some TweetDeck users, this meant their Twitter profiles starting auto-retweeting other accounts' posts.

At first, TweetDeck tweeted from its account that the problem had been fixed and users just needed to log back in:

But shortly after, the account tweeted that it was shutting down the service until further notice.

Twitter.com and other third-party clients did not appear to affected by the issue.


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