Facebook and Netflix are taking data security on a very serious note and so have asked all of their respective users to change their current passwords as soon as possible. This update from both the web service providers comes after media reports flew in that Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts were hacked on last weekend.
The message from Netflix is very much random as it simply asks its users to change their password and use a strong password which has a combination of alpha-numeric and special characters.
But Facebook has sent a special notice to its users saying that some accounts were at risk because they were using the same password on a different site. And as a precautionary measure the social media giant is asking all its users to change their passwords at the earliest.
According to some security experts from Kaspersky, the big ongoing problem is password reuse. Many web users utilize the same email address and password combination for other services. Some even use the same password for their banking activities as well. So, the risk is too high in such cases because if one account gets breached, others can be too.
For this reason, companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Netflix, and Facebook are asking their account holders to change their password as soon as possible to avoid any future issues.