Twitter Takes TweetDeck Air After Possible Failure That Allows Access to Other User Accounts

Many users are reporting crashes when accessing TweetDeck. In writing we use the service to schedule tweets and, at the time of publication of this news (18:05), the web interface was still out of breath. According to a user of Twitter a failure of security allows access to random people accounts.

The problem was confirmed by the official TweetDeck account, although the company did not give details on the subject. Australian Geoff Evason discovered the flaw “by chance”. According to reports, he was using the service when he realized the page load was too slow. By clicking the button to post a tweet, he realized he could post in several different accounts – that did not belong to him.

The responsibility for finding fault demonstrated bug posting messages on Twitter from a Russian user. How many users may have been affected, Twitter, the company responsible for TweetDeck since May last year , decided to remove the air page. On account our site, the service does not work from 17h.

TweetDeck was purchased by Twitter Inc. for an estimated value between $ 40 million and $ 60 million. Since then, the application changed its logo and has undergone several changes, the most notable being the end of the use of Adobe Air. Many did not like the new application and the requirement to have an account on TweetDeck to use Twitter, which made ??several remain with the “yellow application.”

In a statement, Twitter said that no password has been compromised and removed the air TweetDeck so discovered the problem. The few accounts affected by the failure had the authorization from TweetDeck removed. To return to using the service, you must enter your login and password and authorize the application.