Some of you might have received email from Twitter saying that your passwords had been reset due to a possible security issue with a third-party Web site or service. Well, here’s the good news and bad news.
Good news is that the password reset was triggered unintentionally. Your account is safe. Twitter released a 140 characters statement explaining what happen.
We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error. We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience.
Bad news is that you have to change your Twitter password no matter what. Oh well, things could be worse.
As a safety measure, I always recommend people not to click on the link in the email. Instead, type twitter.com on your web browser and change your password. Make sure you are on the real Twitter page when you are changing your password.