Twitter urge users to change their password after detecting bug

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TWITTER users have been urged to change their passwords after a bug was detected in social media site’s systems.

Twitter say that there has been no security breach or misuse of the information but passwords should be updated ‘out of an abundance of caution’.

This includes on other sites where the same password may have been used.

A statement from the company said: “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.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password.”

 

To change your password, sign into your account and head to https://twitter.com/settings/password and follow the steps there

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