Uh Oh! There May Have Been A Possible Amazon Password Leak

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One thing that we don’t enjoy seeing especially in this day and age is our personal information getting out. Online account passwords would be one of them. With Black Friday a few days away and Amazon having great deals, there’s one thing that Amazon doesn’t need to happen. – leaked passwords of their customers. Some customers have been receiving emails over the past few days letting them know that their may have been a possible Amazon password leak and their passwords may have been compromised and sent to third parties.

At the moment Amazon hasn’t provided any details as to how the passwords may have been leaked, but they did let the user know that the passwords were stored or transmitted insecurely. The insecure storing or transmission basically gives hackers a chance to “take” passwords. A part of the email that Amazon sent said “[Amazon] recently discovered that your password may have been improperly stored on your device or transmitted to Amazon in a way that could potentially expose it to a third party. We have corrected the issue to prevent this exposure.” As to how many passwords were leaked hasn’t been said yet, but resetting your password should happen immediately. You should also turn on the two step verification if you’re only using your password. Other sites such as Google and Apple are utilizing this feature and haven’t reported any password compromises yet.

I’ve already changed my password earlier today and you should too, even if you haven’t received an email from Amazon, just to be on the safe side. What are your thoughts about the Amazon password leak? Leave your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: BGR
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