Twitter has asked about 33 million users to immediately change their password, citing security reasons. The company has also given this information from its official handle. Twitter has said that a bug in their software was recently discovered, due to which the passwords of the users became unsafe. However, the company claims that the problem has been resolved and there is no tampering or misuse of data of users.
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
Advice to users to change their password
Parag Agarwal, chief technology officer(CTO) of the company, told in a blog post Thursday that Twitter has solved the problem. However, they have advised users to change their password.
How does Twitter protect Users Password?
Twitter uses a technique called Hashing for it. Through this, the real password is changed to a code.
But due to a bug, the password of Twitter users was being saved in its original form instead of code. This could make hackers easier to find the password and crores of people could have data in danger. However, the company has endured trouble over time.
Pop-up window to change password
Company is now giving change option to change password in the pop-up window. Users can change their password directly by clicking on this page.
Users Need to Know Everything: Twitter CEO
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that it is important for us to talk openly about this inner fault. At the same time, the company’s Chief Technical Officer Parag Agrawal said, “We are sharing this information with the users so that people can make a decision with information on the security of their accounts. We think this is the right thing. “