Twitter users urged to change passwords

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Twitter on Thursday urged its more than 300 million users to change their passwords, saying they had been unintentionally “unmasked” inside the company by a software bug.

The social media site said it found no sign that hackers accessed the exposed data, but advised users to change their password to be safe.

Twitter practice is to store password encrypted, or “hashed,” so they are masked to even people inside the company, Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal explained in a blog post.

The San Francisco-based internet company did not specify how many passwords were exposed or how long the glitch made data vulnerable to snooping, reported news agency.