Here is why you should change your Twitter Password right now!

Twitter Password

Social Media users are facing data privacy issue yet again. This time your Twitter Password is in question. 

The micro-blogging social media platform is urging it’s 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after they detected a bug in the way they store passwords.

In a recent announcement, Twitter mentioned that the found the bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log, and the company advice it’s users to change their passwords as an act of cautionary.  

As per Twitter’s official statement, investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone.

Explaining the bug, Twitter mentioned “We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system. This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password. This is an industry standard.  

Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process. We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again.

Twitter Password

Tips on Account Security

This time when you change Twitter Password, keep following things in mind.

  1. Change your password on Twitter and on any other service where you may have used the same password.
  2. Use a strong password that you don’t reuse on other websites.
  3. Enable login verification, also known as two-factor authentication. This is the single best action you can take to increase your account security.
  4. Use a password manager to make sure you’re using strong, unique passwords everywhere.

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With a love for coffee and reading, passion for social media and a flair for perfection, Mrinil heads Marketing, Strategic Alliances, and Operations at Social Samosa. In her capacity as a managing partner, she is on a journey to help Social Samosa scale new heights. Over the past four years, she has worked with a blogging platform and a food-tech product leading social media practice with precision. She believes in adding value to work every day. An amazing cook, ardent reader, music lover, she loves playing basketball too. Follow her @DigitalChhokri on Twitter/Instagram.