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This guy hacked TweetDeck by accident

  • A 19-year-old computer geek residing in Austria accidentally hacked popular Twitter app called TweetDeck. Reports suggest that the teenager wanted to use little hearts and his tweet of the symbol resulted in something spreading in the form of a worm. 

    The guy who goes by the name of Firo said he was only experimenting when he found out that using the heart symbol would open up the software, which could enable any hacker to inject programming commands using a tweet. 

    "It wasn't a hack. It was some sort of accident," he told CNN. 

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