Twitter asks users to change passwords after internal leak2018-05-04 12:19 by Daniela
If you're one of Twitter's 330 million users, you should consider changing your password. Twitter warned its users on Thursday to change their passwords after it discovered that it had mistakenly stored them internally prior to fortifying them through a security technique, leaving the passwords vulnerable to hackers.
"When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it," the blog post reads. "We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. "Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process. We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again."
The social media firm says there's no indication the passwords have been misused by anyone - but if you're a Twitter user you need to change your password as soon as possible. Users will be receiving an email or pop-up in their app instructing them to change their passwords.
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