Twitter urges all users to change their password

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Twitter said in a blog post that "we have no reason to believe password information ever left Twitter's systems or was misused by anyone".

It added: "We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again".

If you use Twitter regularly, you may want to go and change your password right now, especially if it's one that you use on other sites.

It is now unclear how many passwords were listed on the internal log. In this instance, it seems that Twitter discovered the security vulnerability on its own, before anyone had a chance to take advantage. I tried to read it and it was just like, I don't even have time to read my own writing anymore.

Use a strong password that you don't reuse on any other website. After hashing, Twitter can validate the password's credentials without revealing the full password.

He received some backlash from Twitter users after he tweeted that the company "didn't have to" tell users that their passwords had been stored in plain text in its system.

Twitter is advising its hundreds of millions of users to change their passwords due to a bug.

"When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use the technology that his mask so that nobody could see him".

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which investigates companies accused of deceptive practices related to data security, declined comment on the password glitch.

"This is an industry standard", Argawal said.

The company announced on Thursday it discovered a bug that saved user passwords on an internal log without proper encryption.

Enable two factor authentication for login verification.

Now, hop into your Twitter account and make sure you're looking at the main feed.

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