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Don't let these 'easy to get back on Instagram' emails freak you out — your account hasn't been hacked

Don't let these 'easy to get back on Instagram' emails freak you out — your account hasn't been hacked

It's an email we all dread seeing in our inbox. Maybe it's from Spotify, maybe it's from Facebook. And while the subject line can read almost anything, it's the implication that sends chills down our spine: someone's been trying to mess with our account. Going back months and months now, Instagram users have been on the receiving end of pretty damn sus-looking "we've made it easy to get back on Instagram" emails, dangling some eyebrow-raising password-reset links before us. Why are you getting these, and what do they mean?

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That Slack email you just got asking to reset your password is legit, not a scam

That Slack email you just got asking to reset your password is legit, not a scam

If you just got an email from Slack explaining that you need to reset your password with a big, phishy-looking link, it's legit. The company's Android app was accidentally logging credentials in plain text, and affected customers are being notified via email to reset their passwords. We've reached out to Slack to be triply sure, and company representatives tell us that it's not a scam, they're sending these emails themselves.

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