PSA: Plex tells users to reset passwords following a data breach

It appears we’re getting hit with knowledge breaches far too repeatedly lately, however when it doubtlessly impacts residence {hardware}, that’s vital. Plex despatched emails out late yesterday afternoon to its userbase notifying customers of an information breach and requesting password resets begin.

The quick story is that a few of their IT boffins seen some odd exercise, investigated and located a 3rd get together accessed knowledge. This knowledge consists of e mail addresses, usernames and passwords used to entry the Plex service. The fault that allowed this entry has already been resolved, nevertheless it’s nonetheless vital to reset passwords.

Lengthy story quick, we kindly request that you simply reset your Plex account password instantly. When doing so, there’s a checkbox to “Signal out related gadgets after password change.” This may moreover signal out your whole gadgets (together with any Plex Media Server you personal) and require you to signal again in along with your new password.

It’s vital to notice, although, that in the event you use the identical e mail/username and password mixture elsewhere, that too is now compromised. So take the time now to alter your Plex password and every other accounts chances are you’ll share that login and password mixture with.

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