Twitter Recommends Users to Change Passwords
An online news and social networking service, Twitter has endorsed user to change their account password after bug caught that stored user passwords inside a blog rather than disguised by hashing.
Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said, “We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone.” Further, Jack added, “As a precaution, consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password.”
The social networking service said that the team resolved the issue and assured that no passwords have been leaked while recommending their users to update passwords as soon as possible for better security.
Twitter yet not revealed when the bug was discovered, how many passwords were affected and how long it had been storing passwords. The person who is acquainted with company’s response stated that the number of passwords was affected was substantial and were exposed for a couple of days.
Parag Agrawal, Twitter CTO tweeted, “We are sharing this information to help people make an informed decision about their account security. We didn’t have to but believe it’s the right thing to do.”
Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey said that social media service believed it was important to be open about this internal defect.