Twitter Passwords Exposed

Twitter has urged its users to change their passwords after a software bug exposed their login details.

The bug saw usernames and passwords written in plain text and stored in an internal log before being encrypted.

Twitter discovered and fixed the error and have since apologised for their mistake, advising all 330 million users to change their passwords as a precautionary measure.

Despite login credentials being made visible by the bug, Twitter are confident that no details have been compromised.

It is important to manage passwords effectively; never use the same password for important accounts such as banking, work accounts or cloud storage. If your password is exposed on one platform it’s possible that criminals or other threat actors might attempt to use that information in the hope of compromising others.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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