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Twitter discovered a bug that recorded users' passwords in plain text

Twitter discovered a bug that recorded users' passwords in plain text

Twitter says a glitch exposed some passwords to be stored in clear text on its internal computer network. Twitter is normally safe because of the numerous verifications and authentication required as it continues to expand to more countries. However, according to Twitter, nobody knew about the log and there is no indication that any employee - or hacker - has ever accessed it.

Twitter wrote on its Twitter Feed: "When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it". This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password.

The San Francisco-based company said it discovered the bug - which caused passwords to be written to an internal log before they were encrypted - and fixed it.

As a result, Agrawal assures the general public that he and his team "found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again". But the detected bug stored the passwords in their original plain-text form to an "internal log".

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Although it has been disclosed that the incident was not a data breach, it is still strongly advised to take extra precautions when it comes to internet safety and security.

Twitter (TWTR) did not specify how many passwords were stored there.

"We are very sorry this happened".

"When in doubt, it is better to have people change passwords than to be wrong", Enderle said.

Despite Twitter's bold assurances, it is hard to ignore past occasions when large amounts of Twitter passwords have appeared for sale. For each service, users should rely on a unique, strong password. The fact that the company is suggesting that you change your password could mean that there is significant risk involved.


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