Some people logging onto Twitter on Thursday were greeted with word that their passwords were reset due to concerns their accounts may have been breached by hackers.
If you are receiving an email from Twitter prompting you to change your password, then it’s probably best to heed what the company is saying. After all, it’s better to be safe than to compromise.
For some reason, Twitter has reportedly sent emails to a number of users asking them to change their passwords because of a potential security threat.
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In a statement about the event, Twitter admitted that it had “unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that [it] believed to have been compromised.”
We don’t know what triggered the resets, or how many people were asked to change their passwords — although a quick scan of Twitter itself suggests that the email went out pretty widely.
Twitter apologized for any confusion caused by password resets. Internet security specialists advise people to regularly change passwords on accounts to thwart hackers.
Twitter on Thursday also posted a “bug alert” telling users that it was working to fix problems with disappearing “tweets” and direct messages at the service. “Our engineers are hard at work to solve these issues,” the Twitter support team said in a blog post.