UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Twitter wants its users to consider changing their passwords “out of an abundance of caution.”
That’s because the company recently uncovered a bug that stored unencrypted passwords internally.
Twitter said May 3 that it fixed the bug, and there’s no reason to believe anyone has misused the passwords.
CEO Jack Dorsey added — on Twitter, of course — that it’s important to be transparent about the “internal defect.”
As of last month, Twitter had 336 million active users worldwide.
If you’re one of them, and you want to change your password from a computer, simply go to your settings and privacy page, then click the password tab.
It’ll ask you to first enter your existing password.
If you’ve forgotten your password, however, don’t worry. Just click the “forgot password” link, and Twitter will text or email you a special code to get you started.
Better safe than sorry, after all.