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
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.
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