Twitter has shut down access to TweetDeck after a bug appeared to give users access to accounts that are not their own.
The TweetDeck web app is currently offline. If you’re currently logged in to the latest software version, Mashable tests show, you will not be able to get back in after logging out.
A Twitter user named Geoff Evason discovered the bug on Friday, and tweeted a message to TweetDeck and Twitter suggesting they look into the issue.
— Geoff Evason (@gevason) March 30, 2012
According to Evason the bug gave him access to “hundreds” of Twitter and Facebook accounts by simply logging into the service using his own account. In order to prove he wasn’t lying he also sent out a test message from one of those accounts.
— Tackleberry Showroom (@gotackleberry) March 30, 2012
TweetDeck has confirmed that the service is down via a Twitter post — however, the company has not indicated when the service will be back up and running or the reason behind the outage.
TweetDeck is currently down while we look into an issue. Apologies for the inconvenience.
— TweetDeck (@TweetDeck) March 30, 2012
We reached out to Twitter for more information on the outage, and a representative indicated the company had nothing more to say at this time other than the tweet acknowledging the outage itself.
Twitter recently updated TweetDeck to add better list management, inline media support and improved retweeting support.
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