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    Twitter admits that it stored your password unmasked

    Recommends everyone changes their passwords “out of an abundance of caution”.
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    Re: Twitter admits that it stored your password unmasked

    "...we didn't have to, but believe it was the right thing to do"

    How generous of him, I guess we should be gratefull?! It's their responsibility to make sure my data is secure - after all they make money out of it. If they fail to do so they should compensate all affected users + fine. It's wild west industry right now (led by Facebook) and needs some deep regulations to protect our personal information. The only mantra they follow is $$$

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    Re: Twitter admits that it stored your password unmasked

    .. We are not saying the IT intern sold all your passwords to the Russians but just in case ..

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    Re: Twitter admits that it stored your password unmasked

    Whilst it's inexcusable, atleast they faced it head and rather than completely deny, lie about it and blame others as Sony did.

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    Re: Twitter admits that it stored your password unmasked

    If you click security challenge on lastpass, it now lists your twitter accounts as "comprimised" with a checkbox to auto-change the passwords for you...
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    Re: Twitter admits that it stored your password unmasked

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Like quite a few companies who have become household name. Security gets in the way of convenience.

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    Re: Twitter admits that it stored your password unmasked

    Quote Originally Posted by pp05 View Post
    like quite a few companies who have become household name. Security gets in the way of developers doing dumb stuff.
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