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Twitter snafu triggers mass reset of user passwords

A sign on the exterior of Twitter headquarters on Feb. 5, 2014, in San Francisco.
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A sign on the exterior of Twitter headquarters on Feb. 5, 2014, in San Francisco.

If you're a Twitter user, you may have an email sitting in your inbox telling you to change your password right now.

You aren't alone.

A number of Twitter users received password reset request emails from the microblogging service on Monday evening after being temporarily locked out of their accounts. Those affected were not immediately notified as to the exact reason for the password reset request.

"Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter," the email sent to users said. "We've reset your password to prevent accessing your account."

Re/code has the whole story here.

By Mike Isaac, Re/code.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in Re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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