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Twitter wants all 330 million users to change their passwords now

Joe Roberts for Metro.co.uk

Twitter wants all 330 million users to change their passwords now
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Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords.

The company said Thursday that it recently discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in an unprotected form.

Twitter says theres no indication that there was a breach or that any of the passwords were misused.

But as a precaution, Twitter recommends users consider changing the passwords they use to log onto Twitter.

We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone. As a precaution, consider changing your password on all services where youve used this password. https://t.co/RyEDvQOTaZ

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 3, 2018

They should also change that password if they used it for any other services.

The social media giant says it masks, or encrypts, passwords by replacing them with a random set of numbers and letters.

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But the bug caused passwords to be written to an internal log before that masking occurred.

The company says it discovered the bug on its own and has fixed it.

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