A Twitter security flaw strongly advises us to change the password

It seems that no one is safe from problems related to password security and in this case the social network Twitter, asks all its users to change their account password due to a serious security problem.

Before this we can only accept the failure and run to change the password of our account before it is too late. In the statement sent by Twitter to all customers, it is also noted that the failure has already been solved, but in any case it is important to change our password.


This is the email note that Twitter is sending to all your users:

When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology to hide it so that no one in the company can see it. Recently, we discovered a bug that kept passwords not hidden in an internal registry. We have corrected the error and our investigation shows that no one person broke the rules or misused the information.
For greater security, we recommend that you change your password in all the services where you used it. You can change your Twitter password at any time by going to the Twitter page setting of passwords.

We hide passwords through a hashing process that uses a function known as bcrypt, whereby the true password is replaced by a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in the Twitter system. This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password. This is an industry standard.

Due to an error, passwords were being written to an internal register before the hashing process was complete. We discovered this bug ourselves, removed the passwords, and began implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again. Tips on account security Remember that while there is no reason to believe that the password information came from Twitter systems or that someone misused that information, there are some steps you can take to help us keep your account secure:

Use a password manager to make sure you use strong and unique passwords across all services.
Change your password on Twitter and on any other service where you have been able to use it.

Use a strong password that you will not use again in other services. Enable the login verification, also known as two-factor authentication. This is the best measure you can take to increase the security of your account.

We are very sorry that this happened. We value the trust you place in us and, therefore, we are committed to earning it day after day.

I do not remember a failure like this in the social network Twitter for a long time and therefore we are not going to be angry about it, but it is becoming increasingly important to keep users' private data safe and in this case it will be necessary to make this password change if we do not want to have problems.

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