Report: Twitter Encourages All 336 Million Users To Change Their Passwords

Twitter says bug could have left some passwords exposed.

Twitter is encouraging all of their 336 million users to change their passwords.

According to Twitter, a bug may have left some passwords exposed on an ‘internal log.’

Here’s what Twitter said on… Twitter:

“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 says the bug has been fixed, and that they are warning users to change the passwords “out of an abundance of caution.”

Shares in Twitter fell after the news broke.

Spencer Fernando

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We change our passwords regularly. That doesn’t stop the “pros” from hacking. At best, it may slow them down. These day, it appears all the security available is vulnerable. However, make sure you do have security and keep it updated.

Clive Edwards

It could also be Twitter fishing to see how many of their users are actually active and care about their online security. Seems to me if you value online security you won’t use Twitter, Face Book or any of the other similar crappy “services” that monitor you, censor you and sell the scraps.