Change Your Password, Twitter Urges Users After Glitch

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Twitter is asking users to change passwords after a bug is found in their system.

A glitch has been reported on Twitter that can be threatful to the user account security. The company advised its 330 million users to change the password as a glitch may cause some of these passwords to be stored in readable text. However, the readable text could be saved on an internal computer system besides the disguised by the process acknowledged as “hashing”.

Twitter disclosed all the matter through tweets and a blog post. The company elaborated that the issue has been resolved and there is no indication of theft or misuse of passwords. However, they are still recommending users to change their passwords.


The blog revealed that the glitch was concerned to the use of “hashing” that caused passwords to be saved on internal computer log before the completion of the scrambling process.

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