* Twitter disables 'widget' function
* Researcher had told Twitter passwords could be hacked * Security flaw related to Adobe Flash * Twitter co-founder says investigating problem (Adds comment from Twitter CEO)
By Jim Finkle
BOSTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) -
Twitter has temporarily disabled one of the features on its website after a security researcherwarned of a programming flaw that left the login credentials ofits users vulnerable to hackers.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in an email that thecompany had temporarily cut off access to a feature that letsusers display Twitter updates on their websites by using Flashtechnology.
"Our team has disabled the Flash widget while we look intothe problem," Stone said.