You should change your Twitter password

You should change your Twitter password

You should change your Twitter password

Agrawal later admitted he made a mistake by saying that Twitter didn't have to inform users of the issue.

The founder of a nonprofit that organizes youth robotics competitions says he's pleased to see how many young people are participating in the sport, especially girls. But changing your Twitter password probably couldn't hurt.

So what actually happened to the passwords? These are then stored in Twitter's system.

A spokesperson for Twitter reiterated that the bug "is related to our internal systems only", but did not comment further.

Here's how to change your Twitter password in just a few easy steps.

"Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process", he said.

Twitter last week reported its second consecutive quarterly profit, boosting the outlook for the messaging platform after years in the red.

A linked blog posting explained that Twitter normally "hashes" passwords using the Bcrypt hashing algorithm, which is very strong and has never been compromised to our knowledge. But again, Twitter said no one saw them who wasn't supposed to. "We have fixed the bug, and our investigation shows that there are no signs of penetration or misuse", - said in a statement. 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".

Enable login verification, also known as two factor authentication.

After the recent glitch, it is probably best to update your account to make sure you're safe.

You can consider using a password manager to ensure you are using strong, unique passwords everywhere.

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