Twitter acknowledges major leak of usernames and passwords
Twitter has acknowledged that "numerous" usernames and passwords seems to have been leaked. The company says that while it is confident that its own servers haven't been breached, it would appear that the leaks came from attacks on other websites and services.
From the Twitter blog:
Twitter says that it has cross-checked its own data with lists of stolen users names and passwords, and locked affected accounts with "direct password exposure," requiring a password reset by the account holder. To better protect your Twitter account, be sure to check out our handy guide to enabling two-factor authentication for the service. The company has also outlines some best security practices, such as using strong passwords and turing on login verification, also known as two-factor authentication.
How to set up two-factor authentication for Twitter
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