AP Technology Writer 

How to pick a new password, now that Twitter wants one


NEW YORK (AP) — Yet another service is asking you to change your password.

Twitter said Thursday it discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in plain text, without the usual encryption. Though Twitter says there's no indication that anyone has stolen or misused those passwords, the company is recommending a change as a precaution.

Here are some tips on coming up with a new password and safeguarding your account — even if your password is compromised.



Don't even think of using "password" as your password. Picking any common word as your password should be...

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