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Odin2
 
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Post Posted December 11th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Firefox Monitor [https://monitor.firefox.com/] has today notified me that on October 4, 2013 (!), Adobe was breached, and passwords were compromised. Apparently I had at one time a password for Adobe. Firefox Monitor advises me, "Even for old accounts, it’s important to update your password." I don't have any current record of an Adobe password. (My former password manager failed.) Can I safely ignore the advice? Or what should I do?

DanRaisch
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Post Posted December 11th, 2019, 2:14 pm

As long as you aren't using the same password(s) on multiple account, the compromise of the Adobe site is probably not significant for you. Some folks will use the same, single password on every site they log onto. For them the Adobe issue could create real risks.

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Post Posted December 11th, 2019, 3:59 pm

Many companies, realizing they were breached, force password resets for all accounts. Probably Adobe did that back in the day or in the subsequent years.

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Post Posted December 11th, 2019, 5:46 pm

Thanks, Dan and Jefferson. I guess I'm okay.

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