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Twitter advises users to change their passwords after discovering glitch that may affect security

Twitter recently urged its 336 million users to change their passwords after the social networking company discovered a ‘bug’ that might affect account security.

In a report by Time.com, Twitter’s chief technology officer Parag Agrawal said that they discovered “a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log” but has assured users that it has already been fixed.

Despite already fixing the bug, Agrawal still advised users to change their passwords for the users’ security.

Agrawal also explained in his blog how Twitter use ‘hashing’ in passwords where the actual characters were replaced by random numbers and letters which will be stored in their system.

He, however, later gained criticisms after tweeting about the company, not having to disclose the bug to users and later apologized for what he stated.

(Photo source: engageemployee.com / Twitter: @TwitterSupport / @paraga)