Your Twitter Account Wasn’t Hacked, Error To Blame


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Twitter sent out thousands of password reset emails Monday night, prompting many users to fear their account was somehow compromised.

Fortunately, it was an error and not some massive hack that caused passwords to be reset.

From a Twitter spokesman:

“We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error. We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience.”

Twitter says the error only affected less than one percent of its users.

To dramatically improve the security of your account, and prevent such things from really happening, login verification has you covered.

Simply go to the security and privacy page, and check the box next to “Send login verification requests to the Twitter app.”

You can also have requests sent directly to your phone via SMS, and now whenever you log in to Twitter.com, a code will be sent that you must enter on the page.


Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.

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