Twitter+warns+subscribers+to+change+passwords
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 9:28
Twitter warns subscribers to change passwords
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Twitter has warned its 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch exposed some in plain text on its internal network.
 
The social network said an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by insiders.
 
However, it still urged all users to consider changing their passwords "out of an abundance of caution".
 
Twitter did not say how many passwords were affected.
 
It is understood the number was "substantial" and that they were exposed for "several months".
 
The glitch was related to its use of "hashing", which masks passwords as users enter them by replacing them with numbers and letters, according to its blog.
 
A bug caused the passwords to be stored on an internal computer log before the hashing process was completed.
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