ComputerWeekly: Twitter password security bug underlines need for industry change

May 4, 2018 — Twitter has revealed that a bug in its systems resulted in some passwords being stored in a log in clear text

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued today by ComputerWeekly 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.

Unfortunately, too many people still don’t understand just how unreliable static passwords are as an effective security mechanism. In fact, many continue to re-use their usernames and passwords across many sites, even going so far as to re-use their employee usernames with accounts opened for personal use. As a result, when one account gets hacked, all of their accounts are left vulnerable, along with their employer’s valuable information.

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