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Following social media site breaches, Netflix requires password resets

Following breaches at LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Myspace, Netflix is requiring users whose passwords may have been compromised to change their login credentials.

Despite not being breached itself, Netflix sent a notification letter to its users, last week, informing them that their information may have been included in one of the older breaches, according to a copy of the email obtained by Krebs on Security.

“Just to be safe, we've reset your password as a precautionary measure,” it said.

Users are then urged to visit the Netflix website and to click the “forgot your email or password” link to reset their credentials.

Netflix is making the move as a proactive measure to thwart attempts from bad guys looking to use the stolen credentials on third party sites, including Netflix, that may share the same login information, Krebs said in his blog.

Reddit has already taken similar action. 

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