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Twitter reccomends you change your password due to accidental unmasking

Twitter reccomends you change your password due to accidental unmasking”

Following an internal audit, Twitter admitted today that due to a bug in its password storage mechanism it accidentally logged some users' passwords in internal logs. This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password.

Twitter says there's no indication that there was a breach or that any of the passwords were misused. Because of this, the group. We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again.

Twitter has said that the glitch was related to their use of a technology called "hashing" that encodes passwords as a user enters them, which is common in cybersecurity. We also suggest you opt into two-factor authentication, which requires you type in a code sent to your phone via text before you can log in.

In the same blog post, Twitter's CTO encouraged users to use a strong password that they don't use anywhere else, enable login verification, and use a password manager in order to make sure they're using a unique, strong password.

In January this year, an undercover video showing senior network security engineer at Twitter, Clay Haynes, sharing insider information about how this social network operates went viral.

On iOS and Android, click your profile picture icon in the top-left Settings and Privacy Account Password (or, on iOS, "Change password"), and go through the password-change process explained above. "Big Brother-ish", Haynes concluded.



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