Twitter Says Change Your Password After “bug” Exposes Passwords

Twitter is suggesting that all Twitter users update their passwords following a “bug” that exposed some passwords in plaintext on its internal networ:

When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it. We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We have fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone.

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password. You can change your Twitter password anytime by going to the password settings page.

That’s a bit of a #fail. The only saving grace is that these passwords were exposed internally. Thus the risk level SHOULD be low. But you should change your password just in case because these days you never know.

 

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