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Twitter is telling everyone to change their password after a bug left around 330 million passwords exposed

The company insists it has not found any evidence of a breach

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 May, 2018, 2:34pm
UPDATED : Friday, 04 May, 2018, 2:36pm

By Rachel Sandler

Twitter is advising all of its 330 million users to change their password after a technical glitch left them exposed in the company’s internal systems. 

Twitter discovered the glitch itself, and did not find any “breach or misuse by anyone,” Twitter said in a blog post.

The bug left passwords in an internal log “unmasked,” meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random set of letters and numbers, the password itself was displayed in plain text. Even though the company says it has no reason to believe anyone obtained any sensitive information, it is telling users to change their current password “out of an abundance of caution.”

The company also said it is taking steps to ensure the bug does not happen again.

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Read the original article at Business Insider