>> Twitter alert, you may want to reset your passwords. Twitter disclosing Thursday in a blog post that it found a bug a few weeks ago that caused passwords to be improperly stored in plain text on internal logs. It's said it found the bug itself and fixed it, but that doesn't mean all is well.
Reuter's cybersecurity and technology editor, Jim Finkle.>> The passwords were stored in plain text inside Twitter's computer network. Now typically, companies never store passwords in plain text. They store them in an encrypted or hash form. So that if a hacker gets in, they can't access the password.>> The disclosure comes as lawmakers and regulators around the world scrutinize the way companies store and secure consumer data following a string of massive breaches including Equifax, Facebook and Uber.
>> There's no evidence to suggest Ttat Twitter has already been hacked and just doesn't wanna talk about it. In fact, they're saying they believe they haven't been hacked. I think what this is, is they're leaving themselves some room so if they find out something in the future, they have warned people, and people were told they should change their passwords.
>> Twitter is enforcing a reset on all it's 330 million plus accounts. And the blog didn't say how many passwords were affected, although one source telling Reuters, the number was substantial and that they were exposed for several months. So if you want to be extra safe, Twitter suggests not just changing your Twitter password but also other accounts that use that password as well.
Twitter says it's very sorry and appreciates your trust.