• A closer look at what happened with the Twitter password bug

    3 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    As you've most likely noticed, this morning we've woken up to a major security incident, with Twitter advising all its users to change their passwords following a bug in the company's systems which led to those passwords temporarily being stored in plain text (rather than being hashed, ie disguised as a string of meaningless random letters and numbers via an algorithm). Off the bat, it's important to note that this is not a security breach - an actual known leak of user data - as such, because Twitter asserts that the unmasked passwords were stored in an internal log, and only there, with...
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  • Change Your Password Right Now, Says Twitter: Here's What Happened

    Change Your Password Right Now, Says Twitter: Here's What Happened

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Times

    Twitter asks everyone to change their passwords in light of a bug that it says it has already resolved. No accounts were compromised, and there is no evidence of password misuse, the company stresses.
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  • Here's why you must change your Twitter password

    3 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    Twitter is asking all its users to change their passwords - and also for all other services they use that same password on. So read this and then go and change it! The company is effectively erring on the side of caution by asking everyone to do this, but it's still worth figuring out why. What happened? Like other companies, Twitter uses encryption to store passwords so they can't be got at. However, the company's IT bods recently identified a bug that stored passwords "unmasked" in an internal log. Yes, that means they stored them in plain text. Twitter says it has now "fixed the bug...
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