If you are a twitter user, you should change your twitter password. This is because, according to some reports and from the Horse’s own mouth, a glitch exposed some passwords in plain text on its internal network.
According to BBC, the social network said an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by insiders though they haven’t come out to say the number of passwords that were affected.
JBKlutse.com understands that the number was “substantial” and that they were left bare for “several months”.
According to an insider’s account to Reuters, the Social Media Network uncovered the bug a few weeks ago.
Chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted:
We recently discovered a bug where account passwords were being written to an internal log before completing a masking/hashing process. We’ve fixed, see no indication of breach or misuse, and believe it’s important for us to be open about this internal defect. https://t.co/BJezo7Gk00
— jack (@jack) May 3, 2018
The glitch was related to its use of “hashing”, which masks passwords as users enters them by replacing them with numbers and letters, according to its blog.
A bug caused the passwords to be stored on an internal computer log before the hashing process was completed.
“We are very sorry this happened,” Twitter said on its blog.
How to change your twitter password
- Go to to www.twitter.com and sign in.
- Click on Settings in the top right menu and then click on Password in the top left menu.
- Enter your current password and then enter your new password twice.
- Click Change and your password should be changed.
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