Twitter urges users to change password

In a statement, Twitter urged users to change their passwords after disclosing “Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process.” Hashing replaces the actual password with a version that can’t be read by a human being. The company said that it has “fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone.”

The company offers the following password advice:

  1. Change your password on Twitter and on any other service where you may have used the same password.
  2. Use a strong password that you don’t reuse on other websites.
  3. Enable login verification, also known as two factor authentication. This is the single best action you can take to increase your account security.
  4. Use a password manager to make sure you’re using strong, unique passwords everywhere.

You’ll find more advice at ConnectSafely’s Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & Other Authentication Tools.