Twitter tells users to change passwords following internal glitch, but company claims no evidence of breach

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Twitter is advising users to change their passwords after a bug “unmasked” credentials that were stored internally and disguised so they couldn’t be seen, but the company said there is no indication of a breach.

The company said it masks all passwords stored internally through hashing — replacing the actual password with random characters and numbers — so that no one can see them. But this bug caused passwords to be saved to the company’s internal logs before they were disguised.

“We are very sorry this happened,” the company wrote in its blog post. We recognize and appreciate the trust you place in us, and are committed to earning that trust every day.”



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