Relax. There hasn’t been any kind of data breach. But the company has uncovered a bug that could leave the platform’s 330 million users exposed. From Twitter:
When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it. We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We have fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone.
Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password. You can change your Twitter password anytime by going to the password settings page.
So not DefCon 1. More like DefCon 4, which is reassuring. It’s just a hassle having to change your password on all your devices. But better safe than sorry, I guess.
You can read more at Twitter’s page here.