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Change Your Twitter Password Immediately, Bug Exposes Passwords in Plaintext

Change Your Twitter Password Immediately, Bug Exposes Passwords in Plaintext

May 03, 2018Mohit Kumar
Twitter is urging all of its 330 million users to change their passwords after a software glitch unintentionally exposed its users' passwords by storing them in readable text on its internal computer system. The social media network disclosed the issue in an official blog post and a series of tweets from Twitter Support. According to Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal, Twitter hashes passwords using a popular function known as bcrypt, which replaces an actual password with a random set of numbers and letters and then stored it in its systems. This allows the company to validate users' credentials without revealing their actual passwords, while also masking them in a way that not even Twitter employees can see them. However, a software bug resulted in passwords being written to an internal log before completing the hashing process—meaning that the passwords were left exposed on the company's internal system. Parag said Twitter had found and resolved the problem itsel
SolarWinds Log & Event Manager for Log Management and SEIM Security

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager for Log Management and SEIM Security

May 14, 2013Mohit Kumar
SolarWinds ® Log & Event Manager (LEM) , a full-function Security & Information Event Management (SIEM) solution, delivers powerful log management capabilities in a highly affordable, easy-to-deploy virtual appliance. SolarWinds LEM combines real-time log analysis, event correlation, and a groundbreaking approach to IT search, delivering the visibility, security, and control users need to overcome everyday IT challenges. How does LEM work? SolarWinds LEM integrates with and collects log data from a variety of assets in your IT environment including security appliances, network devices, workstations, operating systems, databases and servers. With the collected and normalized log data, LEM performs real-time, in-memory, non-linear multiple event correlation to analyze device and machine logs, and provides advanced incident awareness on all operational, security and policy-driven events on your network. What can you do with LEM? LEM allows you to alert on securi
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