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Standard User Vorlon
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 06-May-18 17:43:23
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Re: Twitter advising everyone to change passwords


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I still find it amazing that many often use only one possible two passwords across the whole range of login's they use internet wise.

Personally I'd always change a password in light of a company admitting to a possible breach. In my mind, it doesn't take long to update and can save you a whole bunch of hassle even if that's down the line.
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-May-18 21:57:29
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Re: Twitter advising everyone to change passwords


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In reply to a post by Vorlon:
I still find it amazing that many often use only one possible two passwords across the whole range of login's they use internet wise.

Personally I'd always change a password in light of a company admitting to a possible breach. In my mind, it doesn't take long to update and can save you a whole bunch of hassle even if that's down the line.

Agreed, I use different email addresses made specially for that service and use different random passwords for each.
So if one gets leaked I only have to change just the one password.

I was forced to change my Twitter password the other day and yes, it only took a couple of mins to do.

Paul

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 07-May-18 09:09:33
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Re: Twitter advising everyone to change passwords


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In reply to a post by Vorlon:
I still find it amazing that many often use only one possible two passwords across the whole range of login's they use internet wise.


What is wrong with having just one or two? I am sure there are services based in Russia, India, Nigeria etc where you just give them all your logins along wit te compromised password and they will update all of them for you. They might even do it free!


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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Mon 07-May-18 11:44:23
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Re: Twitter advising everyone to change passwords


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Bet they don't.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/17/no_one_uses...
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-May-18 11:52:48
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Bet they don't.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/17/no_one_uses...

Well I must be one of the 10% then because I do, well where I can that is.

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Edited by PaulKirby (Mon 07-May-18 11:53:14)

Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-May-18 15:24:09
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Re: Twitter advising everyone to change passwords


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How were you forced to change?

Michael Chare
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-May-18 15:38:25
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How were you forced to change?

The change password window popped up and I couldn't progress to the main page.
Its fine it was due for change anyhow.

Paul

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-May-18 19:32:19
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Re: Twitter advising everyone to change passwords


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Thank you. I don't use Twitter very much possibly not in the past 6 months, but when I did log in today I was not forced to change my password

Michael Chare
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Tue 08-May-18 01:40:32
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Thank you. I don't use Twitter very much possibly not in the past 6 months, but when I did log in today I was not forced to change my password

Maybe you wasn't affected by it due to you not using it much, I use Twitter everyday, so if the logs are only kept for a very short time I would of been affected by this issue.

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Standard User JohnR
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-May-18 17:53:52
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Re: Twitter advising everyone to change passwords


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In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
How were you forced to change?

The change password window popped up and I couldn't progress to the main page.
Its fine it was due for change anyhow.

Paul


Must have been short lived as I have not used twitter for approx a year. Yet I was still signed in and tweeted with no prompts to change anything....
And YES I have had the email.

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