Are alpha-numeric passwords outdated yet?

Posted by Ana-Maria Lupu on 07-Aug-2018 11:06:00

Recently, in its blog, Twitter has confessed that it has been keeping is users’ stored passwords as “unmasked in an internal log”. This simply means that the users’ passwords were visible and easily readable. Twitter cyber security specialists identified and solved the problem themselves and afterwards asked millions of its users to change their passwords. They did not, however, specify the number of accounts that got under risk; news company Reuters says that more than 330 million users received messages asking them to change passwords. Although the company ensures that none of the accounts were breached or even attempted to be breached, this accident shows a massive lack of control over data security in the company, damaging its reputation.

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