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Gizmodo, Gawker, Deadspin, Kotaku, LifeHacker, Jezebel, etc. WARNING: passwords HAVE been compromised.... Answered

I got an email from Gizmodo saying that I sould go to their site and reset my password.   I did not use ANY links in the email, but went to the site directly and yes, they have a message up to reset the password, and then change it to something you prefer.

This is for any of the sites listed above and a few others they are associated with.

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EmmettO

8 years ago

This stunk, either nobody figured out my password (I do used capitals, numbers, symbols, and alpha in mine) or I'm just not important enough. My email was in the list. Boooo!

I'm waiting for some account that I forgot about somewhere to get cracked open.

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gmjhowe

8 years ago

Also, its worth pointing out, anyone whom used the same password on other sites should change those also.

Those people with crap passwords that they had used elsewhere got hit badly.
Paypal accounts emptied, email accounts hijacked etc.

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Goodhartgmjhowe

Reply 8 years ago

Yes, Paypal actually was broken into and acount numbers stolen....

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Tool Using Animal

8 years ago

They only just sent you an email? Wow, this was like two days ago. Pathetic.

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GoodhartTool Using Animal

Reply 8 years ago

2 days ago I got a similar message from Linkedin and have had to reset that password too.

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Tool Using AnimalGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Ah, okay. Hmm I didn't get a linkedn one. I don't have a gawker/etc account.

Think I'll go change my linkedn pw.

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caitlinsdadTool Using Animal

Reply 8 years ago

Let us know what it is. We do provide a convenient free service to change all of your passwords at once...

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caitlinsdadTool Using Animal

Reply 8 years ago

I smell fine, it's the hearing I have trouble with...maybe listening to people...

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

I suppose that includes a free FILE cleaning service too ;-)