Twitter asks its users to change their passwords because of a ” bug “

A rare occurrence : the social network Twitter was asked Thursday may 3 at its users to change the password, referring to ” a bug “. The company said that it required this by ” excess caution “.

On its blog, Twitter explains that the passwords of its users are supposed to be stored after having been “chopped” with the protocol bcrypt, a robust technique making it unreadable, and that has been proven. “A standard in the industry “, wishes to emphasize the social network. This means that if a third party or even employees of Twitter – took hold of these passwords, they would be unusable. However, “due to a bug,” passwords are passed in clear text in Twitter before being chopped.

“No indication of intrusion “

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