Amazon Wants You To Change Your Password Too

Since the internet exploded with the Gawker hacking fiasco, it’s become en vogue for everyone to change their passwords out of fear an identity thief will download their info and go after their money, as well as post lame comments under their names. Amazon has gotten into the act, resetting customers’ passwords and telling them all about it via email.

Jason forwarded this note from Amazon:

This is an important message from

At Amazon we take your security and privacy very seriously. As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of email address and password sets posted online. While the list was not Amazon-related, we know that many customers reuse their passwords on several websites. We believe your email address and password set was on that list. So we have taken the precaution of resetting your password. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but felt that it was necessary to help protect you and your Amazon account.

To regain access to your Amazon customer account:

1. Go to and click the “Your Account” link at the top of our website.

2. Click the link that says “Forgot your password?”

3. Follow the instructions to set a new password for your account.

Please choose a new password and do not use the same password you used with us previously. We also highly recommend that you chose a password that you are not using on any other sites. We look forward to seeing you again soon.


How has the hacker hysteria changed the way you select and use your passwords?

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