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Twitter Glitch Forcing Some to Reset Their Password

by Fox Van Allen on March 04, 2014

Twitter headquarters If you got an alert from Twitter on Monday that your account has been compromised, there’s no need to panic. It’s likely a false alarm.

Re/code is reporting that social network Twitter accidentally triggered a password reset this week for a small-but-not-insignificant number of accounts. Warning emails were sent out to a number of users despite there being no threat.

Twitter has since issued a mea culpa for any unwarranted alarm it caused. “We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error,” said a spokesperson from Twitter. “We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience.”

Since there was no actual hack, you should be able to access your account after providing Twitter with a new password. Re-using your old credentials is bad practice, though: We advice taking the time to craft a new, strong password. You should also enable Twitter's new two-step identity verification process for even more security.

[Twitter Headquarters via Aaron Durand for Twitter, Inc.]


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