Bug attacks twitter and why you need to update your password

in #bug6 years ago (edited)

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A news article captioned "Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text" gives credence to the fact that breach of security is one of the main issues internet users face in this digital age but being proactive and admitting flaws on time so as to inform users to secure themselves against possible breach of privacy is vital. Does this means twitter onlike facebook is changing the trend?
Going forward, Chaim Gartenberg of theverge in his own words reported that (sic);

Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence that any breach or misuse of the unmasked passwords occurred, the company is recommending that users change their Twitter passwords out of an “abundance of caution,” both on the site itself and anywhere else they may have used that password, which includes third-party apps like Twitterrific and TweetDeck.

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more so,

According to Twitter, the bug occurred due to an issue in the hashing process that masks passwords by replacing them with a random string of characters that get stored on Twitter’s system. But due to an error with the system, apparently passwords were being saved in plain text to an internal log, instead of masking them with the hashing process. Twitter claims to have found the bug on its own and removed the passwords. It’s working to make sure that similar issues don’t come up again.

Interestingly, however, Parag Agrawal "@paraga" of twitter support added that;

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.
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Honestly, there is no system or program with no bug issues but it is good to always be open and inform users the truth about issues ahead of time and although I am not a fan of twitter due to their future plans of crypto ban, I do appreciate this timely annoucement and warning. So folks, ensure you do the needful & remember to follow steemit on twitter.

Do resteem to inform others, follow me so we keep in touch and send in your comments on bug and password issues you may have experienced even here in steemit. If you like this post, kindly support me with an upvote. Happy weekend and be safe.

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good one from twitter and thans for sharing as always. upped

What casualty effect does this breach in database cause? Is it really dangerous? Is there something else the twitter Corp isn't telling us?
well thank you for the update.

According to them the issue has been sorted but as a precaution users may need to change their password. Tks for the comment

certainly Its my pleasure I will change mine too.

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