Twitter users need to change their passwords if they haven’t changed as last month on 4 May, Twitter made an announcement revealing a bug that they discovered by themselves. The bug caused the passwords to be stored in unmasked forms in internal logs. The passwords were stored in plain texts without any hashing. Twitter shared the following
Twitter did announced that no signs of breach or password leakage occurred. Here’s what Twitter says about the bug
“We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system. This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password. This is an industry standard.
Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process. We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again.”
Its an pretty not good that such kinds of bugs are in such a big platform but still when it comes to passwords users should take the thing in their own hands and should change them regularly or make your account secure by two factor verification.