Twitter Urges Users To Change Their Passwords After Finding Internal Bug

When using any online service, including Twitter, it is important to make sure you use a unique password at each site.

Twitter wasn't hacked, but it still really wants you to change your password.

Have you already changed your Twitter password? .

Twitter says they have fixed the bug and the company's investigation showed there was no breach or misuse by anyone of this particular bug. Twitter is one of the most popular social network platforms in the world and, if anything would happen to the exposed data, it might lead to a catastrophe.

The passwords go through a hashing process which uses a function known as bcrypt which replaces the actual password with random characters which are stored in the systems of the company.

Exhausted of the endless partisan bickering and memes, you stopped posting to Twitter in 2016 and took up knitting.

However, the company said it recently discovered a bug, and that the passwords were being stored unmasked in an internal log. "We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again".

When the enormous password leak was discovered, LeakedSource commented that Twitter passwords could not have come from the firm itself. Twitter reported that it was not a security breach as nobody was able to access the log where the plain text passwords were stored.

If the password has been forgotten then you select the option of "Forgot password" and take on from there.

- Toby Shapshak, Stuff magazine editor-in-chiefYou should never have the same password and you should never have a password that is obvious or simple.

Since the best passwords should be hard to remember, consider using a password manager like 1Password or Lastpass.

Mr Cluley said enabling two-factor authentication that adds another ID check to login attempts would help "harden" accounts.


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