Twitter Advises All Users Change Password After Bug Found
04 May, 2018, 14:15 | Author: Kathy Ellis
Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process.
Twitter has confirmed that they found no sign of a "data breach or misuse by anyone" during their investigation.
While users can change their passwords for now, they can also enable a few security features that Twitter offers to its users.
Parag Agrawal, Twitter's chief technology officer, wrote in a blog post that users should also consider changing their passwords on other services if the passwords they used there were the same as on Twitter.
The microblogging site Twitter is advising its 336 million users to change their accountpasswords immediately.
"Password hashing" is an industry standard, and can prevent a hacker from quickly exploiting the information if it ever leaks.
The company has recently issued a security notice in which they are encouraging Twitter users to update their passwords. Though Twitter has fixed the Bug for precautionary measures and to stop any kind of misuse of user's accountpassword.
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Probably! But if you're wondering if Twitter's problem is a huge deal, it is not so egregious as, say, the Equifax data breach that exposed extensive amounts of people's personal financial information.
How to change your Twitter password?
And even Twitter is framing changing your password as something you can decide to do rather than something you MUST do immediately. It's best to use a strong password that the user isn't already using on other websites.
"I should not have said we didn't have to share".
"I will not have stated we did not need to talk about". It's not saying how many people specifically got affected by the mistake, but it must be substantial enough if it's asking all its members to switch over to a new one.
Bonus 2: Set temporary password Go to in-app settings click on Account generate app password enter your current password and verify create a temporary password.
Another easier way to make sure your Twitter account safety is by enabling the two-step verification. After this everytime, you will receive a unique password on the registered number to log in.
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