• Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

    5 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather than disguised by a process known as "hashing".
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  • How to secure your Twitter account

    How to secure your Twitter account

    5 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Twitter just revealed that it made a monumental security blunder by exposing the passwords of users in plain text. The company says there's been no indication of a security breach tied to the log that contained those login credentials, but let's not kid ourselves. It's 2018. You need to change your password - on Twitter and with any other account where you might've repeated that password - and secure your Twitter account immediately. The full scope of what happened here isn't yet clear , but there's no downside to taking immediate action.
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  • Twitter advises all users to change passwords after glitch that exposed some in plain text - CNET

    5 monthes ago - By CNET

    The company says it hasn't found any indication of a breach or misuse.
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  • Twitter says bug exposed user plaintext passwords

    5 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    Change your passwords - immediately.
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  • Twitter asks users to change passwords after bug exposed them on internal log

    Twitter asks users to change passwords after bug exposed them on internal log

    5 monthes ago - By Windows Central

    The bug in Twitter's hashing process has since been fixed.
    Twitter today asked all of its users to consider changing their passwords after discovering a bug that caused them to be stored "unmasked in an internal log."
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  • Twitter Urges All Users to Reset Their Passwords

    5 monthes ago - By Phone Scoop

    Twitter today suggested that users change their password. The company found a bug that exposed the passwords of some 330 million users and says people would do well to update their login. "We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log," explained Twitter. "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." Twitter said user passwords were inadvertently written in non-hashed form to an...
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  • Every Twitter user needs to change their password because someone messed up real bad

    Every Twitter user needs to change their password because someone messed up real bad

    5 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Twitter is advising all 330 million users to change their account passwords after a bug logged them in plain text. Although Twitter doesn't believe that anyone found the passwords or has misused them in any way, the company is still recommending that users change their passwords out of an "abundance of caution."
    According to Twitter's blog post , the breach occurred because of a flaw in Twitter's security system. The company is supposed to only store passwords in an encrypted format, known as a "has." Unfortunately, plaintext passwords were being saved to an internal log file in plain...
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  • Twitter is telling everyone to change their password after a bug left around 330 million passwords exposed

    Twitter is telling everyone to change their password after a bug left around 330 million passwords exposed

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A bug discovered by Twitter left everyone's password exposed, but the company has not found any evidence of a breach.
    To be safe, Twitter is advising users to change their current password.
    Twitter is advising all of its 330 million users to change their password after a technical glitch left them exposed in the company's internal systems.
    Twitter discovered the glitch itself, and did not find any "breach or misuse by anyone," Twitter said in a blog post.
    The bug left passwords in an internal log "unmasked," meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random set of letters...
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  • Twitter recommends users change passwords due to 'bug'

    5 monthes ago - By CNN

    Twitter says account passwords were not hacked but users should still change them to be safe.
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  • Twitter urges users to change passwords after computer glitch

    5 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some of them to be stored in plain text on its internal computer system.
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  • You should change your Twitter password right now

    5 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Yes, it's that time again - password changing time. On Thursday, Twitter revealed that a bug caused the platform to store user passwords in unmasked form. Normally, sensitive personal data like passwords would be stored in hashed form using a mix of letters and numbers to protect the content of the password itself. In this instance, it sounds like plain text passwords were stored openly without any hashing on Twitter's internal logs.
    We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone. As a...
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  • Twitter tells 330 million users to change their passwords

    5 monthes ago - By BBC

    A glitch exposed some passwords to staff on the company's internal network, the social network says.
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  • Twitter warns all users to change passwords following internal bug

    5 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Twitter announced today that a bug allowed users' passwords to be stored internally without being masked. When things are working correctly, Twitter stores hashed passwords, turning them into random letters and numbers so that no one at the company c...
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  • Twitter saved your password as plain text: Now it says to change it

    Twitter saved your password as plain text: Now it says to change it

    5 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Twitter is warning every user on its service to change their password, after discovering that it was inadvertently storing login credentials as plain text. The company announced it had 336m monthly active users only last month, and it turns out it was storing their passwords completely unmasked in an internal log. The news was revealed today, with Twitter insisting that...
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  • Twitter warns users to change passwords after accidentally ‘unmasking' them in an internal log

    Twitter warns users to change passwords after accidentally ‘unmasking' them in an internal log

    5 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    Just minutes ago, Twitter's official support channel posted a tweet stating that users may want to change their passwords as a precautionary measure. We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone. As a precaution, consider changing your password on all services where you've used this password. - Twitter Support May 3, 2018 The tweet didn't dive into much detail, but a blog post that accompanied it revealed that developers found a bug that stored passwords “unmasked” in an...
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  • Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text

    Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text

    5 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter's investigation showed that there was no evidence that any breach or misuse of the unmasked passwords occurred, the company is recommending that users go and change their Twitter passwords out of an “abundance of caution,” both on the site itself and anywhere else they may have used that password, which includes third-party apps like Twitterrific and Tweetdeck.
    According to Twitter , the bug occurred due to an issue in the hashing process that...
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  • Twitter says glitch exposed 'substantial' number of users' passwords

    5 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch exposed some in plain text on its internal computer network.
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