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post #21 of 42
So when will Amazon fix this?
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The story I read on another site said to fix it, just change your password. Even if you change it to the exact same thing, it seems to fix the issue.

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So when will Amazon fix this?
 
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I don't understand why they would spread that sort of information on the internet like that? It went from like 10 people knowing about it to like 100K+.
     
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lol as if that matters...Amazon goes into super OMG*** mode anyway if it sees something it doesn't like. I went out of town and logged into my Amazon account once. Within 2 minutes, Amazon had my account banned and sent me an email explaining that I had an unauthorized access to my account.
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post #25 of 42
My password is 5 spaces followed by 4 1's followed by 3 capital A's:

"1111AAA"
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post #26 of 42
doesn't really matter to me since not many people are going to try to hack into my amazon account anytime soon.
post #27 of 42
and people wonder why I use different passwords for every online account I have.
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post #28 of 42
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I work in an IT environment and it's amazing to me how willfully ignorant the policy makers can be. Different departments enforce different password change intervals and different rules for what constitutes a valid password (length, special characters, etc). Every few months you have to change at least one password and it's very difficult due to the varied rules to make all of them the same and easily remembered. It's no wonder people write their passwords down. It's impossible to remember them all otherwise.

I've worked for 5 companies in the last 10 years, all of them Fortune 1000. Only the most recent generally gets it right with a single userid/password working for most, but not all, internal sites.
My wife's company is the same, F 30 company. Passes last 30 days, and characters cannot be repeated x months old in other words the new pass cannot be a variation you've used 2 months prior.
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and people wonder why I use different passwords for every online account I have.
I don't get how that is helpful unless you know the password encrypting flaw on every website.
    
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yea yea, doesn't mean we all need to change our passwords.. lol
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