- A bug discovered by Twitter left everyone’s password exposed, but the company has not found any evidence of a breach.
- To be safe, Twitter is advising users to change their password.
Twitter is advising all its 330 million users to change their password after a glitch left them exposed in the company’s internal systems.
Twitter discovered the glitch and did not find any “breach or misuse by anyone,” the company said in a blog post.
The bug left passwords in an internal log “unmasked,” meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random set of letters and numbers, the password itself was displayed in plain text.
Even though the company says it has no reason to believe anyone obtained any sensitive information, it is telling users to change their password “out of an abundance of caution.”
The company also said it is taking steps to ensure the bug does not happen again.
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. https://t.co/RyEDvQOTaZ
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 3, 2018
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