Amazon has reportedly reset passwords for a number of user accounts over fears that they were improperly revealed to third parties.
Tech outlet ZDNet reported the news early Tuesday morning. According to the publication, some users received an email saying that the online retailer “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.”
The report further stated that Amazon told customers they shouldn’t worry that their passwords had been leaked and that the reset was taken as a precaution.
A representative for Amazon did not immediately return a request for comment from The Huffington Post. Needless to say, the news hits at an incredibly busy time of year for the online shopping hub.
If you didn’t receive the email, you probably don’t need to worry. If you’re concerned anyway and want to be totally safe, you should reset your password on Amazon and any other services that you use the same password on. (In the future, use different passwords for every website.)
Amazon also recently enabled two-factor authentication, which can help keep your data safe, should there ever be a security breach.
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