It will be worth keeping an eye on the situation to see whether there are any long-term effects of this security issue.

The company has no reason to believe the password data ever left its systems or was misused by anyone.

Twitter also allows you to skip changing your password when it notifies you in your browser or the Twitter app.


Select "Get backup code" to generate a random series of letters and numbers. But the detected bug stored the passwords in their original plain-text form to an "internal log".

Say my Twitter password is Password123 (1, it isn't; and 2, this shouldn't be your password for anything!).

Even if no external breaches occurred, Twitter has previously faced questions regarding the level of access employees have to user accounts.

Although changing your password can be a hassle, it usually only takes a minute.

Twitter suggested that its 336 million users reset their passwords after it discovered a bug in its internal systems, according to the social media site's recent blog post.


Apparently Twitter is implementing plans to prevent this from happening again.

Users who opened their accounts Thursday evening received a prompt from Twitter asking them to consider changing their password on all services where they used the password.

The company said "our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone".

For adding an extra layer of security, it's advised that you should enable two-factor authentication for your Twitter account.

You're only human, so unless you're already using a password manager, there's a good chance you use the same password to log into several different online accounts - or minor variations on a theme. After this everytime, you will receive a unique password on the registered number to log in.


What's your new Twitter password?

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