Attention all MyFitnessPal users: This is our PSA to change your MyFitnessPal password ASAP. On March 25th, Under Armour recognized that 150 million MyFitnessPal users were affected by a data breach at some point in February. Then, almost a week later (on March 31st), the calorie counting app finally sent out an email to users regarding the incident.
In the email, they explained what had happened, which information may have been compromised, and what they’re doing to fix the situation. They also provided advice on how users should respond. The email explained that any user’s username, email address, and hashed passwords could have been stolen.
“Once we became aware, we quickly took steps to determine the nature and scope of the issue,” the email stated. “We are working with leading data security firms to assist in our investigation. We have also notified and are coordinating with law enforcement authorities.”
If you use MyFitnessPal, you’ll definitely want to take some steps to secure your account. So, you might be wondering: How do I change my MyFitnessPal password?
In case you didn’t get the email, here’s the list of tips provided by MyFitnessPal to users:
1. Change your password for any other account on which you used the same or similar information used for your MyFitnessPal account.
2. Review your accounts for suspicious activity.
3. Be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal data or refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
4. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails.
And here’s how to change your MyFitnessPal password.
It’s easy. On the website or in the app, click or tap the “My Home” tab. Then go to “Settings” and “Change password.”
With all of these data briefs happening, you may be asking yourself: What is happening with the Internet? I can’t even track my calories without some third-party outsider stealing my info? We are right there with you.
So, what can you do to stay protected in 2018?
First, start by following the above steps to secure your MyFitnessPal account. Then, we’d recommend staying up on what’s happening in the news that could affect you. For instance, the latest Facebook data breach was nothing short of unsettling for users. But if you are proactive, you can better safeguard your personal info and act faster when such data breaches occur.