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Twitter is removing some users after the “incident” with a password reset

Twitter has finally shared the information about an “incident” affecting the accounts of an unspecified number of users who opted to reset their passwords. The company said a “bug” that appeared last year prevented Twitter users from logging out of their accounts on all of their devices after initiating a password reset.

Twitter claims the bug caused some users to “proactively” log out. The company attributes the problem to “a change to the systems that power password resets” in 2021. It’s not known precisely how many users were affected. However, the company claims that most people’s accounts have remained protected and haven’t been hacked.

Nevertheless, this news may worry those who have shared devices or dealt with lost or stolen devices in the past year.

It is noteworthy that Twitter disclosed the incident when the company was under attack from its former security chief, who filed a complaint accusing the company of “grossly negligent” in the security field. Twitter has so far declined to address the claims in detail, citing its ongoing legal battle with Elon Musk. Musk is using the whistleblowing allegations in his lawsuit to get out of a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.

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