Twitter Warns Users To Change Passwords

Twitter Warns Users To Change Passwords

Late last week, Twitter informed users that we should change their passwords. This came after the company found a bug that exposed user passwords. Twitter stated that it removed a number of non-encrypted passwords from the system and were developing a failsafe to avoid the issue in the future. 

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After such security issues arise, a company typically pursues an investigation to see if any damage was done. Twitter did the same and found no evidence of a breach or password theft. Just to be on the safe side, change your password anyway if you are a regular Twitter user. 

Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal ran into a bit of a faux pas when explaining that Twitter didn’t need to disclose the bug. In his words, the company did so to keep users informed and push users to take a role in the security of their accounts.  

As it is, users on any platform or service tend to hold on to a password for a while and will use the same password or a slight variation of it on different sites. It often takes security scares to move users to put some effort into changing the password—and picking a strong one. 

As a result, Agrawal dialed back his comments on Twitter needing to share news of the bug


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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