You must immediately change your password on Twitter
Twitter has discovered a bug on the system that manages passwords. Although there has been no leakage of passwords, the platform recommends its users to create a new one.
After discovering a bug on the system that manages passwords on its platform, Twitter asks all users to change their password for security reasons.
“When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use a technology that masks it so no one can see it. We recently identified a bug that stored unmasked passwords in an internal log, “writes Twitter in a blog post.
The company has already corrected this bug and the good news is that according to investigations after the discovery of the problem, no leaks or abuses have occurred.
Nevertheless, as a precaution, Twitter asks its users to change their passwords. “[…] we ask you to consider changing your password on all the services where you have used this password”, recommends the platform which insists however that it has “no reason to believe that password information has already left Twitter systems or has been misused by anyone “(even the bug he discovered increases the risk).
On his account, the boss of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, also admitted that the company made a mistake, while recalling that the bug did not cause leaks.
We recently discovered a bug where account passwords were being written to an internal log before completing a masking/hashing process. We’ve fixed, see no indication of breach or misuse, and believe it’s important for us to be open about this internal defect. https://t.co/BJezo7Gk00
— jack (@jack) May 3, 2018