Netflix and Facebook Users Can Expect a Password Reset Messages

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Netflix and Facebook Users Can Expect a Password Reset Messages

After the recent LinkedIn database hack and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s social profiles being hacked using the same password he used over multiple websites has bought alarms in all the big shot companies and as a attempt to not compromise with their users profiles in their websites. Companies like Facebook and Netflix are the first to react.

Facebook is reportedly using the data from the previous data breaches and database hacks from various big user profiles based websites like Adobe, Myspace, Tumblr to compare with their users credentials and in case of a match they are sending out mails and messages asking them to reset their passwords.

Users of Facebook who have their login details reused in any other websites are receiving the message which reads, “Recently, there was a  security incident on another website unrelated to Facebook. Facebook was not directly affected by the incident, but your Facebook account is at risk because you were using the same password in both places.” they also added, “To secure your account, you’ll need to answer a few questions and change your password. For your protection, no one can see you on Facebook until you finish.”

Netflix and Facebook Users Can Expect a Password Reset Messages
(Image via KrebsOnSecurity.com)

On the other hand Netflix is making use of the software that they have developed called Scumblr to get the information required for comparing their user profiles with the data of other websites and when a match is found they are sending out emails regarding the same, requesting users to follow a procedure to get back the access to their account.
Netflix is changing the passwords of the profiles to temporary ones and asking the users to go to the forgot password option and complete the procedure to get back the access to their Netflix account.

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