Twitter final week had alerted its customers on the problem. It mentioned, “We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone. As a precaution, consider changing your password….”
In a statement, TRA Oman mentioned, “We encourage all Twitter users to change their account passwords due to a recent found bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. Moreover, TRA also encourages Twitter users to activate two-factor authentication.”
Parag Agrawal, chief technologies officer, Twitter, had explained on his weblog that the business masks passwords via a method known as hashing, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s method. But a bug in the computer software meant that passwords had been stored in a readable kind to a log. Twitter is presently implementing plans to avoid this from taking place once again.
Information Source: Muscat Daily