Twitter recorded user passwords: Change your password now

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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Twitter was hit by a bug just recently and it revealed in a blog post that the platform recorded user passwords in plaintext in their internal system. The social media platform fixed the flaw, but experts recommend that you should change your password right now. There are a lot of useful password managers on the market and you could use one as well. As an efficient software, we recommend Efficient Password Manager Network (free download) which will make sure that all your data stays safe.

Twitter requests users to change their passwords

The platform is currently requesting all users to change their passwords and the platform did the right thing by letting everyone know what happened instead of hiding it. Twitter notified both desktop and mobile users by some have reported lags and errors which might be triggered by the fact that everyone is trying to change their accounts at once.

Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal said that “I’m sorry that this happened,” after posting the announcement.

We are sharing this information to help people make an informed decision about their account security. We didn’t have to, but believe it’s the right thing to do.

Set up a two-factor authentication for Twitter

As we already said, you can use a trusted password manager such as Efficient Password Manager Network. To change your password all you have to do is head over to Settings and privacy – Password and change it. It’s also recommended to set up a two-factor authentication for Twitter. In the Security subsection from Settings and privacy – Account, you have to click on Review your login verification methods. After entering the new password, you will see a Login verification screen where you can configure everything to receive second-factor codes via SMS.

Twitter did not comment on how long the plaintext passwords would be exposed.

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