If you have subscribed to Netflix, you should check out your email and see if you have got a notice from the company urging you to change your password. This is a rather routine and standard procedure, taking place after some research online regarding Netflix credentials.
So it seems that there are lists out there containing a large volume of email addresses and their respective passwords. Netflix is trying to protect its customers, by researching these records and identifying potential incidents of fraud.
According to the statement from Netflix sent via email, they have indeed come across such lists: “As part of our regular security monitoring, we discovered that credentials that match your Netflix email address and password were included in a release of email addresses and passwords from a breach at another company.”
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Of course, the email did not disclose how many emails were included in the list; so this can go a lot deeper than a few emails having been linked to the web.
And on the bright side, the notice that they sent out to people who could be harmed did not include any indication that their account has already been compromised. Up till now, the emails sent by Netflix have been nothing more than protective measures against compromise.
Resetting passwords is a great thing, and Netflix is a firm believer of changing passwords once every now and then. But the truth is that there are risks deriving from other companies, which subscribers need to be aware of when using the same credentials everywhere.
This is what they have commented on Netflix reset advice: “This is part of our ongoing, proactive efforts to alert members to potential security risks not associated with Netflix. There can be a variety of triggers such as username and password breaches at other companies, phishing schemes, and malware attacks.”
Of course, email and password breaches are not new to the Internet. In fact, a lot of companies have been running similar researches to identify potential threats. The same goes for Amazon and Facebook, both of which have got a huge database of users to protect. Ongoing data breaches have occurred with millions of affected users in the cases of LinkedIn and Yahoo, Tumblr and MySpace.
These circumstances urge everyone to be truly cautious when using passwords. It is not a great practice to use the same password over and over again. When somebody accesses one of your accounts, he can have them all! So it is best to use a password manager to store all the unique, difficult to guess passwords there. Change them frequently and get that peace of mind you have been searching for. In this way, you can rest assured that no reset email is ever going to come knocking on your door!
So it is best to use a password manager to store all the unique, difficult to guess passwords there. Change them frequently and get that peace of mind you have been searching for. In this way, you can rest assured that no reset email is ever going to come knocking on your door!
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