Twitter in password warning

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"We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log", Twitter confirmed in a post on its blog this week.

Twitter says it has isolated and resolved the issue, removing any stored passwords and "implementing plans" to ensure the issue does not resurface. In this, the actual password is replaced with set of numbers, letters, which are then stored in the Twitter system. Both services have confirmed that usernames and passwords were saved unmasked in plain text in internal logs.

Twitter discovered the bug a few weeks ago and has reported it to some regulators, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

A major bug in Twitter's hashing process has exposed the password of over 330 million of its users. You can change your Twitter password anytime by going to the password settings page.

It was yesterday that Twitter revealed the information via a post on the social network platform.

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Some users also noted that changing a Twitter password does not necessarily revoke the OAuth token for all devices that were previously logged in and this behavior was reproduced by SearchSecurity. This is the single best action you can take to increase your account security.

Agrawal apologized for the mishap, noting how the folks over at Twitter "recognize and appreciate the trust you place in us, and are committed to earning that trust every day".

Initially, Mr Agrawal had said "we didn't have to" share the details of the security lapse, but he has since corrected what he called a "mistake" by saying he "felt strongly" that the company ought to be open about the glitch. By using such methods, you can add an extra layer to your Twitter password.

The corporate additionally suggests extensively advisable safety suggestions, like turning on two-factor authentication, selecting distinctive passwords for each service, and utilizing a password supervisor app to retailer all of them. If an evil guy administers to get one of your passwords and you're using it on multiple sites, he has the key to your data on all of them.

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