One of the apps most used by mariners to post to Twitter and – thanks to being based on Adobe Air – compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, the TweetDeck is the victim of a capable attack expose user passwords and other data to malicious hackers.
The revelation was made by Graham Cluley, a security analyst at Sophos company, he wrote on his blog about a false update TweetDeck able to hijack the account data and make posts without the permission of its owner. “The links on the update being posted from hacked accounts, and click them can put your computer at risk,” Cluley wrote.
In turn the Twitter held a security update and asks the sailors not to download any “emergency updates” program. Also the microblogging site says it is “resetting the passwords of the accounts that are posting from fake TweetDeck”.
Anyway, as noted by the site The Inquirer, the big loser in the case is Adobe. In addition to walking in the hot seat because of his private war with Apple because Flash now the company gets new looks in doubt because of the safety of Air, which initially would only allow signed programs digitally rodassem on your web platform.
It has not been discovered as a breach of security of digital signatures was broken and the company has not yet ruled on the case.
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