Passwords 336 million Twitter users were compromised due to a bug
Twitter this night released a security warning, which has recommended its 336 million users to change passwords. It turned out that because of some apparent error codes stored unprotected in the internal magazine. However, major leaks like would not be. It seems to be. The company revealed the problem in an official blog and tweets of support "Twitter". CEO Jack Dorsey and Twitter Support official account retvitnuli message shortly after its release, and CTO Parag Agrawal tweeted an apology.
Full details are unknown, but Twitter said that the newly discovered bug allows you to store user passwords in an internal magazine without protection, or mask, hashed bcrypt process. industry standard security protocol replaces the passphrase random numbers and letters, but its absence leads to the fact that Twitter is logged passwords in clear text. Social networking has been corrected a bug and is working on the implementation of safeguards to prevent similar incidents in the future.
We are sharing this information to help people make an informed decision about their account security. We did not have to, but believe it's the right thing to do. https://t.co/yVKOqnlITA
- Parag Agrawal (@paraga) May 3, 2018
How long the bug has remained unnoticed and how many passwords have been affected, it is not known, but the company believes that confidential information is not left inside the server and was not going to intruders.
As a precaution Twitter encourages users to reset their passwords on Twitter and other services, which used the same passwords. The company also proposes to use two-factor authentication and a password manager.