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Twitter accidentally mass-resets user passwords

If you got an email from Twitter saying your account was hacked and forced a password reset. Many users also reported being locked out of their accounts Monday evening, and were then sent an email requesting that they reset their password. Twitter says this wasn’t because of a hacker or another bot, but it was a system error that caused the problem.

Twitter has released a statement, saying that it had “unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error.” The number of affected users is only 1 percent of the companies users. So once again their is no security breach but a simple system error that may have worried hundreds of users. Twitter allows users to put two step authentication in place so even if their password is compromised no one can access the account.

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