Twitter has fixed the problem that caused popup windows to open for people who accessed tweets through the Twitter.com site.
It was a hacking attack involving mysterious tweets of blocked-out text. There were concerns that the popups could contain malicious code that could take over computers that were poorly protected.
Shortly before 10 a.m., Twitter said on its "safety" feed on the site that the attack has been "fully patched."
Security breaches had been common in Twitter's early days, but the company has since worked to beef up its security and the problems have become less common.
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