Twitter has taken to its blog to advise more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a bug has left the social media platform’s staff being able to view individual passwords.

The blog post reads: “When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it.

“We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We have fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone.”


– Change your password on Twitter and on any other service where you may have used the same password.

– Use a strong password that you don’t reuse on other websites.

– Enable login verification, also known as two factor authentication. This is the single best action you can take to increase your account security.

– Use a password manager to make sure you’re using strong, unique passwords everywhere.


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