Have You Changed Your Twitter Password?
Last week Twitter disclosed to its over 330 million users that a bug in their system caused users’ passwords to be stored in readable text in a log internal to Twitter. Normally passwords are stored only after being run through a “salted hash” mechanism which securely modifies a password, making it much harder to decrypt.
Twitter apologized and informed its users that they have fixed the issue and found no indication that passwords were stolen or misused. However, Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, strongly recommends that all users change the password to their Twitter account and any other account using that password, as a precaution.
When it comes to passwords, always remember to use strong passwords, periodically change your passwords, and never reuse passwords across multiple accounts.