Twitter warns all users should change their passwords

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"Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process", Twitter said, in a statement. We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone.

Twitter says you should change your password.

- Type in your current Twitter password, then type a new password, type it again to verify it, save your changes and you're good to go.

In its latest earnings report, Twitter said it has 330 million users worldwide.

Agrawal later admitted he made a mistake by saying that Twitter didn't have to inform users of the issue.

He received some backlash from Twitter users after he tweeted that the company "didn't have to" tell users that their passwords had been stored in plain text in its system. "It raises way more questions than it actually answers, but a password leak that only happens internally and not out on the entire internet is a much more ideal situation to be in", said Jessy Irwin, head of security at Tendermint.

The social media network asked its users to consider changing their passwords on all services where they have used this password.

What caused the Twitter password glitch? These passwords are stored in Twitter's system. That change is a process called hashing, and the jumbled version is called a hashed password.

This way, no one at the company can see that information.

According to Twitter, they use a function known as bcrypt which replaces your password with a random set of numbers and characters.

Enable two factor authentication for login verification.

After the recent glitch, it is probably best to update your account to make sure you're safe. It also recommends using a password manager.

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