Twitter is urging all of its more than 350 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. That’s not what everyone thinks, however.
While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence that any breach or misuse of the unmasked passwords occurred the company is recommending that users change their Twitter passwords out of an “abundance of caution,” both on the site itself and anywhere else they may have used that password, which includes third-party apps.
Kim DotCom’s comment in particular seemed to resonate with many on the social network, who suspected that this was no accident… in a tweet from yesterday he stated:
@twitter stored your password in clear text in an ‘Internal log’ undermining any encryption. Twitter claims this was an error. Based on my data security experience I suggest this wasn’t an error but a deliberate effort to provide your passwords to US Govt agencies.”