Twitter accidentally resets large number of user passwords
MANILA, Philippines - If you received a notice in your email on Thursday, November 8, to reset the password of your Twitter account, you may want to manually go to your Twitter page to ensure your account’s security.
On a recent post on the Twitter status blog, the company wrote that password reset emails were sent out to a “larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised.”
While there were legitimate accounts that appear to have been compromised and identified by Twitter for password resets, there’s no way for the average consumer to know who was specifically affected.
To reset your passwords manually:
1) Go to the Twitter webpage and log in.
2) Click on the Gear icon to pull up a menu that will let you access the “Settings” menu.
3) There will be an option there to change your password by inputting your current password and replacing it with a new one.