Please change your passwords, we've seen them — Twitter alerts users

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There's no indication that anyone's passwords have been stolen or misused, but in the interest of safety, Twitter is recommending everyone change their passwords. You should change your password just in case.

Twitter users on Thursday received an alert from the company explaining the issue and directing them to their account settings so they could change their passwords.

If Twitter had suffered a breach, hashed passwords would have provided an extra layer of protection. But the detected bug stored the passwords in their original plain-text form to an "internal log".

Agrawal initially said via a Tweet that the company "didn't have to" share the information to the public, but chose to because "it's the right thing to do". The company announced it had 336m monthly active users only last month, and it turns out it was storing their passwords completely unmasked in an internal log.

According to Twitter, the error was identified internally.

Twitter said on its blog: "We are very sorry this happened".

Next, locate the account that you wish to change the password for and choose the Account option.

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

Use a strong password that you don't reuse on any other website.

Agrawal outlines a number of ways to increase the security of one's account, including two-factor authentication - a mechanism that multiple tech experts told TheDCNF is superior to most others.

Use a password manager to make sure you're using strong, unique passwords everywhere. In this menu, you will need to verify your current/old password and then input a new password.

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