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Twitter is urging all of its 330 million users worldwide to change their passwords.
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
The request from the social media giant comes after a glitch caused some account passwords to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system, rather than disguised using a method known as “hashing” reports Reuters.
The company made the announcement via Twitter, with Chief Executive Jack Dorsey tweeting, “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 have used this password.”
According to Reuters, Twitter discovered the bug a few weeks ago with a source telling the news outlet the number of Twitter account users affected were “substantial” and that “they were exposed for several months.”