A Twitter bug means you need to change your password now

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To protect users, it is the norm that passwords are masked so the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system. However, Twitter says they have found a bug that stored all users’ passwords unmasked. As such you need to change your Twitter password right away.

Twitter says that the unprotected passwords have not been breached or misused by anyone, but to be on the safe said, they are asking that you effect the change anyway. Also, if you have used the same password for another service, you are advised to go change it on that too.

Use A Strong Password

Do not forget to use a strong password. A weak password means that your account can be hacked or breached easily. If you need help in choosing a strong password, we have a guide you can consult: How to create a strong password today.

Two-factor Verification

It is also a good idea to enable Two-factor authentication for your Twitter account/s. This means that whenever you need to login to your account, you will need both your password and a code sent to your mobile phone. This double layer of verification means that only you will be able to access your account.

Now, go change your Twitter password and enable login verification.


  1. Thanks for this info, Mr Mo, i have already carried out the change yesterday on my Twitter account, i just hope the rest of Twitter users knows about this too, so that they can do the change in password.

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