Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Tuesday November 24, 2015

Amazon Force-Resets Some Account Passwords After Password Leak

Now might be a good time to check to see if your Amazon account password has been reset. Mine wasn't but, just to be cautious, I reset mine anyway.

In the email, Amazon said it "recently discovered that your [Amazon] 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." It adds: "We have corrected the issue to prevent this exposure." The email said it has "no reason" to believe passwords were improperly disclosed to a third party but issued a temporary password out of an "abundance of caution."