Twitter bug discovered - all account passwords must be updated

Twitter advises all users to change passwords after glitch that exposed some in plain text

Twitter has now warned all users to change their passwords, "out of an abundance of caution".

Shapshak says internet users should avoid using the same password on multiple platforms. The company did not say how many user accounts were exposed, but they did reassure that the leaked data was not misused in any way. Nevertheless, users are being advised to change their passwords as a precautionary measure. We have fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication of misuse or breach by anyone. Despite this, the social media network is still encouraging the password update as a precaution. That wouldn't have made a change in the Twitter case, but not all online service makes use of hashing, and some that do still depend on older, easier-to-decode versions. This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password. A similar issue recently happened at GitHub, which, like Twitter, blamed a bug for storing some users' passwords in plain text - also in an internal log.

As a result, Agrawal assures the general public that he and his team "found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again".

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Security expert Per Thorsheim, who regularly advises firms about the best password practices, said Twitter should be "applauded for its transparency". It believed this because Twitter did "not store passwords in plain text format".

The third option on the left side of the Settings page should be Password. You would need to "Go to the password" section and change the password by inputting a new password. Never reuse passwords on another website or service.

Use a password manager to make sure you're using strong, unique passwords everywhere. While you are it, you should opt for the two-factor authentication since it is safer than just the password. Doing so will vastly increase the security of those accounts.

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