Tweetdeck hacked, how you can protect your accounts

Tweetdeck, a third-party Twitter app, was hacked Wednesday.

While the application's managers say there are no security issues, they did temporarily shut down the service to investigate Wednesday afternoon.

If you use Twitter, you may have noticed this tweet on your Timeline:

{<}script class="xss"{>}$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck'){<}/script{>}â?¥

â?? *andy (@derGeruhn) June 11, 2014

If you use Tweetdeck, you should take the following steps to protect your accounts. First, undo any Retweet of the above Tweet. Next, follow these steps:

  • Log OUT of Tweetdeck (and delete it off of your computer or phone, if you can.)

  • Change your Twitter password.

  • Through the native Twitter application (or, go to Settings, Apps, and Find Tweetdeck. Click REVOKE ACCESS.

To prevent being affected by further attacks, always log out of your applications once you leave your computer on your phone.