Bob Lord, Twitter’s Director of Information Security, on the company’s blog earlier today:
This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords – for approximately 250,000 users. […]
Though only a very small percentage of our users were potentially affected by this attack, we encourage all users to take this opportunity to ensure that they are following good password hygiene, on Twitter and elsewhere on the Internet.
I have been using 1Password for years. My passwords are randomly generated and saved on all of my devices, and it’s simple to change a new one every few months if needed. Breaches like this one are a great example of why apps like 1Password are necessary and useful.
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