Warning: Reset Twitter Password Now

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Twitter reset password and sent email to affected users

Twitter reset password and sent email to affected users

Last week, I received a Twitter email notify me that Twitter has reset my account password. I thought it was a scam but it is not, Twitter has been hacked.

Twitter, the world popular microblogging site, has been hacked and attackers may have gained access to 250,000 user passwords. Twitter has reset passwords for the 250,000 accounts and send email to the users.

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Regardless you have receive Twitter reset password email or not, I would recommend you to reset Twitter password and use strong password.

Twitter password reset options: email or phone

Twitter password reset options: email or phone

You can choose to reset Twitter password via phone or email. I tried the phone option but it didn’t work, at the end I requested a password reset link via email.

Strong password should be at least 10 characters and a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. You can use password generator to help you. A strong password does not mean it has to be difficult to be remembered. There are many tips on creating an easy-to-remember strong password.

I would recommend you use a good password manager like LastPass, RoboForm, 1Password to manage your passwords. You only need to remember one master password.

“This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked.”, said Twitter in the blog post.

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3 Responses to Warning: Reset Twitter Password Now

  1. GreenLava February 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Aargh I’ve just changed my password last month, don’t tell me I need to change it again?
    Thanks for reminding though :)

    • LiewCF February 8, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

      better to be safe than sorry. I would recommend you change twitter password again. :)

      • Nicholas February 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

        Yeah It’s best to be safe than sorry. However, it’s even better if we could change our passwords regularly. Just my personal opinion though.

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