Twitter ‘Unintentionally’ Sends Load of Reset Password Emails

A recent technical issue on Twitter sparked a bit of controversy, as users reported in Thursday saying they received password reset emails for their account. What was thought to be a compromise of Twitter via hacking, was actually just an unintentional security measure by Twitter.

According to TechCrunch, Twitter said that, in the course of its normal checks for compromised accounts, the company “unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts” than was necessary.

In addition to the details of the issue, Twitter made a statement, “We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.”

Part of this issue comes at no surprise that security researchers or Twitter users would think of it as a hack, because of Anonymous planning to attack Facebook recently, particularly on Guy Fawkes Day this past Monday.

This is just a good reminder that Twitter users should probably head to the social networking site and change their passwords, in case Twitter has not done either, A. disclosed enough information about the issue, and B. If it hasn’t been changed in a while.

However, if you cannot get in to your Twitter account, check the email you used when registered with Twitter, and see if a password reset email was sent to you. Don’t forget to check your spambox, just in case you don’t see it in your inbox.

When changing your password, please keep in mind a secure password, which we explain at this link.

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