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Twitter finds password bug, tells users to change password

The Social Networking Website Twitter Said It Hashes User Password So That They Are Stored In A Random Mix Of Numbers And Letters But Found That The Passwords Hadn’t Been Hashed Due To Some Technical Glitch.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Assem Sharma | Updated on: 04 May 2018, 09:23:58 AM
Twitter finds password bug, tells users to change password (Source - file pic)

New Delhi:

Twitter has asked all its 336 million users to change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system.

The Social networking website Twitter said it hashes user password so that they are stored in a random mix of numbers and letters but found that the passwords hadn’t been hashed due to some technical glitch.

CTO Parag Agrawal announced on the official Twitter blog, "Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process. We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again’’.

The user can change the password immediately by visiting Twitter’s password reset page. Meanwhile, Twitter is also alerting its users with a pop up which will take them directly to the password reset page.

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First Published : 04 May 2018, 09:23:22 AM