Change Your Twitter Password Recommended

Twitter said that its data has not been breached, and LeakedSource explained that Twitter user credentials and passwords might have been gotten from browsers that store passwords.   The full story is on Time.

“In a blog post, LeakedSource said the dataset included passwords from people who had signed up to Twitter as recently as 2014, but the passwords had been stored in “plaintext,” with no attempt to encrypt them. In line with being a large, prominent web firm, Twitter isn’t so careless with its customers’ data.”

Firefox-Remember-Password-KeyThe article goes on to explain that passwords might have been obtained when people allow their browser to keep track of their passwords.

Most of the Twitter data seemed to be from accounts in Russia, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

 

Posted on 06/10/2016, in Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Thanks for letting us know.

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    TwitterLand beware …. Change PW!!

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  3. Thanks for the heads up!

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  4. Two sides to a story

    Seems like everything’s compromised these days!

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    • Hey Two sides!
      Yes, it does. It also seems as if cell phones are replacing personal computers with so many using them to access the internet. I suppose that technology is a great benefit for those who need to use it. I’m still in the dinosaur age and actually prefer my Windows XP desktop. I no longer use it to access the internet because Microsoft no longer supports it and I don’t want to chance safety.

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