social networking giant twitter disclosed today a bug on its platform that impacted users who accessed their platform using Firefox browsers.
According to Twitter, its platform stored private info inside the Firefox browser's cache -- a folder where websites store info and files temporarily.
Twitter said that once users left their platform, the info would remain in the browser cache, allowing anyone to retrieve it.
The company is now warning users who apportion workstations or used a public computer that some of their private info may relieve be present in the Firefox cache. Malware present on a system could also scrape and steal this data, if ever configured to doh so.
This mightiness include data such as sent/received direct messages (DMs), a twitter user's data archive files, and others. twitter said these files would remain on a system, even if the user logged off from their accounts.
The companionship said the bug's impact is somewhat limited as Firefox automatically purges all cached data older than sevener days.
If you use, or have used, a public or shared computer to access Twitter, we encourage you to crystalise the browser cache before logging out, and to be cautious about the personal information you download on a computer that other people use, twitter said.
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The cache can be cleared in Firefox by going to Tools > Options > Privacy & Security > cooky and site Data > crystallise Data.
Twitter said it has now fixed this bug to prevent its platform from caching non-public information. The companion also said the bug did not affect users using other browsers like Safari or Chrome.