Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Twitter advises its 336 million users to change their passwords

Bug in system, Twitter asks users to change password Twitter warns all its 300m users to change passwords
Andy Castillo | 04 May, 2018, 14:17

Twitter twtr CEO Jack Dorsey followed Agrawal's post by tweeting that company has "no indication of breach or misuse". This way, Twitter's systems can validate account credentials without revealing the password. "This is an industry standard", Twitter said in a blog post.

We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log.

Apparently Twitter is implementing plans to prevent this from happening again.

Twitter, however, has urged all users to consider changing their passwords.

In a tweet, Agrawal wrote that he is sharing news of this bug "to help people make an informed decision about their account security".

"We are very sorry this happened", he said. But that reassurance was lost on the masses who believe digital privacy is already a thing of the past. That is, anyone with access to the storage location could read user passwords in plain text. The company patched the issue and investigated potential breaches but concluded that there was "no indication of breach or misuse by anyone".

If changing your password on the Twitter site in a panic now is going to lead to your creating a weak password that you can more easily remember it is probably better to do nothing than to change your password.

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"I should not have said we didn't have to share".

Right after getting criticism for saying Twitter failed to need to proceed pubic with all the violation, Argawal adopted with still another apology.

"I choose a long, strong password". After entering your (newly revised) password to confirm that you want to make changes, you'll land on a Login verification screen.

Not only should you change your password, but if you use this password on other services or apps too, you should change those too.

Now click "Account" and select "Set up login verification".

Agrawal outlines a number of ways to increase the security of one's account, including two-factor authentication - a mechanism that multiple tech experts told TheDCNF is superior to most others. With mobile, you can have them on you at all times and the ...

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