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Change your Twitter password

May 4, 2018 | Advice, Resources

If you have a Twitter account, whether it’s work or personal, you should log in and change the password immediately.

And as you’re doing that, think about whether you’ve used that password anywhere else.

Here’s why: Twitter yesterday announced that they have accidentally been storing passwords in ‘plain text’ – so not encrypted.

This is a fairly shocking announcement, although it does appear that there haven’t actually been any resulting data breaches.

It also shows the importance of using different passwords for different accounts. If you don’t, and had the breached data been made public, anyone might now have the password to your email, to your Dropbox or Office365 account and more.

You might reasonably expect a password for Twitter to be encrypted and secure, but this issue shows you can never truly be sure.

Any questions, get in touch.

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