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AMAZON Reportedly has suffered a password leak Amazon.com

iameuro 66 167 November 24, 2015 at 06:47 AM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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Last Edited by iameuro November 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Reportedly Amazon.com has suffered a password leak, company is asking customers to reset passwords as a precaution.

Just a heads up to the community!

Here is the full story:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/amaz...-accounts/
Thx to copyright1968

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Is it too late to change password because it's already been leaked?
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Quote from DKTVPN View Post :
Is it too late to change password because it's already been leaked?
Assuming, everyone is diligent enough to go through their order history and flag anything that looks suspicious.

But mostly this is more of a heads up and as a precaution might as well change your password.
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Mine worked, but I am glad that you posted this. I do need to change mine. I'm still using my original password from 2000, all lower case, no numbers, etc.

On the other hand, it doesn't matter too much how sophisticated you make a password if someone simply steals it. And that's the greater concern over a brute force attack.
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Thanks for the info, I just changed my amazon password and setup two step authentication. This is getting ridiculous.
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I had some weird $1 amex charge from amazon last night. No really.
It's starting to make some sense now, and am definitely changing my password.
Repped, and thank you.
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By the way, it the $1 transaction only appeared on my pending credit transactions on my credit statement.
I could not find it anywhere on amazon. So they are sneaky.
Usually, they are testing the account. Next they will sell the log in and passwords, so they don't get caught using them themselves.
I could be paranoid, but I'd rather be safe.
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I had some weird $1 amex charge from amazon last night. No really.
It's starting to make some sense now, and am definitely changing my password.
Repped, and thank you.
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."

According to the above, They are resetting passwords because there is a chance of exposure, not necessarily there was a known exposure. You might want to check your charges in detail. Your card may have been compromised.
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On the other hand, it doesn't matter too much how sophisticated you make a password if someone simply steals it. And that's the greater concern over a brute force attack.
Exactly. Almost like airport security where they make your life miserable at the front door while they open wide the backdoor.

Btw, is this limited to certain accounts? I yet to receive any of those Amzn emails.
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Last edited by ketamine November 24, 2015 at 07:19 AM
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Exactly. Almost like airport security where they make your life miserable at the front door while they open wide the backdoor.
I just chalk that up to the world being full of funny little ironies.
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Quote from agrm View Post :
I had some weird $1 amex charge from amazon last night. No really.
It's starting to make some sense now, and am definitely changing my password.
Repped, and thank you.

Not saying you shouldn't be concerned but credit cards often place a $1 pre-authorization on your card when making a purchase prior to the actual charge. It's removed when the full amount charged goes through.
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Link in the original post got messed up (worked earlier)... here is the corrected link:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/amaz...-accounts/
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