Quick change passwords

A day doesn’t seem to go by without yet another site being hacked and everyone panicking to quickly change our passwords. But how do you quickly get to the change password page on any given site when you need to? Well, inspired by the My Permissions site (mentioned on Sciencetext a while ago), I’ve created a page with all the direct links. Check the source of the page if you’re worried, otherwise, click the appropriate icon to jump to whichever site got hacked to change your password, not that I’m suggesting any of them did but it’s actually a good idea to regularly change your passwords anyway and use a strong password manager to store them (LastPass (cloud based) or Keepass (hard drive based) for instance.

More password change links

Change your WordPress.com password
Change your LiveJournal.com password (thanks to nullifidian for suggesting I add LJ)
Change your Pinterest password (thanks Laura Merritt)
Change your Tumblr password

If you want to change your eHarmony password follow these instructions. For Match.com you simply click the forgot password link.

Incidentally, these are not the password reset pages, these are the pages you go to once you’re already logged in so that you can very deliberately change your password if you think a site may have been compromised. If you cannot log in, then use the password reset to send login hint or new password to your registered email account. If a site gets hacked, I’d actually also change my registered email address once password has been changed just to ensure no associated email address is on published list. Another reason not to use your main email address for registering with websites.

If there’s no link for your favorite site let me know and I’ll try and add it to the collection.


Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.