Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords.
Twitter is prompting customers to vary their passwords through a pop-up window on the positioning that explains the character of the bug and hyperlinks to their Settings web page. "Assuming that no breach was detected and nobody in the company had access to this internal log, Twitter could just securely delete the log and fix the problem".
Twitter recently discovered a bug in its handling of user passwords that resulted in their being stored in plain text. To make a password stronger, users should also look to include a range of numbers and capital letters. The password need to be reset on all the services which have been logged in via Twitter account. However the detected bug saved the passwords of their unique plain-text type to an "inside log".
CEO Jack Dorsey also tweeted: "We've fixed, see no indication of breach or misuse, and believe it's important for us to be open about this internal defect". "As a security industry, we should set higher standards for securing sensitive information such as passwords".
The social media giant posted an update to its official blog revealing that some passwords may have been compromised, but that the company discovered and fixed the issue itself. "However, it is advised to change your password, because no one is aware so far how long that logging had been in place". Dan Kaminsky, a well-known security expert who is chief scientist at WhiteOps, tweeted to Agrawal: "You did the courageous thing".
To not make such mistakes again in the future, the company says, they are now implementing plans to secure the user's information including their passwords.
- Jan Vermeulen, Technology Editor at MyBroadbandTake care of your personal data as you do your financial information.