Canada Live News: How to secure your Twitter account after the password leak

May 4, 2018 — Twitter password security bug underlines need for industry change

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by Canada Live News disclosing that Twitter has advised its users to change their passwords after discovering that a systems flaw had resulted in some passwords being written to an internal log before the encryption process was complete.

The use of passwords to control account access is more a quaint artifact of a simpler era than an effective security measure. Static passwords are easily stolen and re-used, leaving the user and organisation vulnerable to account takeovers and theft.

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