Twitter Urging All Users to Change Passwords ASAP

You should change your Twitter password right now

"As a precaution, consider changing your password on all services where you've used this password", the company tweeted.

Twitter Password bug: Here's why all users of the service need to change their password.

Use a strong password that you don't reuse on other websites.

The micro-blogging site shared details of the breach on their handle and also sent messages to their users encouraging them to change their passwords.

Twitter says the problem has been fixed, but still urges users to update their passwords. 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. In a blog, Twitter said, "We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log".

The previously undiscovered log has apparently been sitting on Twitter's server readily available for anybody to take a quick look at. These are used to confirm account credentials without revealing the actual password.

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The bug occurred prior to the hashing process and resulted in passwords being stored in a plain text log that Twitter discovered internally. As a solution, the developers have "removed the passwords and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again".

Twitter (TWTR) did not specify how many passwords were stored there. It believed this because Twitter did "not store passwords in plain text format". You should change the password to a new, entirely unique password that is not related to cheese.

Use difficult and hard-to-guess passwords.

Use two-factor authorization. This technique allows you to receive a code via the phone.

Vermeulen supports the use of a secure password manager and makes other recommendations.

If you have forgotten your Twitter password, you can reset it by clicking on the "Forgot password? link in the login screen".

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