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TRA urges Twitter users in Oman to change their passwords

TRA urges Twitter customers in Oman to modify their passwords

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

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