Twitter Finds ‘Bug,’ Recommends All 330 Million Users Change Passwords

Company says there is “no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone”

Last Updated: May 3, 2018 @ 2:13 PM

You might want to change your Twitter password.

The company announced on Thursday that it had found a “bug” in the system, leaving its passwords unmasked. Typically, passwords would be hashed — where they’re scrambled with a random mix of letters and numbers to protect the real combination. Twitter said the bug has been fixed, and there is “no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone.”

“Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process,” Twitter said in a blog post.  “We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again.”

Still, the company said its 330 million users should “consider” changing their passwords to be on the safe side.