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BHW Detectives Help Me: Some1 Jacked my Instagram Password. How would this have happened?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by bobsleds, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. bobsleds

    bobsleds Regular Member

    Jul 21, 2012
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    So 2 days ago i got a strange email saying that i had requested for my password to be changed which I did not. i left the email unopened and i ignored the accompanying password reset link

    then yesterday my password to login didnt work anymore and i immediately remembered the password change request email. i went back to my inbox and it was still unopened.

    apparently someone was able to change my password just by submitting a password reset request ? if they didnt have access to my email how would they have been able to click on that reset link ? whats even more strange is that even though someone was successful at changing my password i never received a password change confirmation email.

    in the end i got my account back by submitting a passsword reset myself and changing it to something else. and this time i got a confirmation email.

    i want to know if any of you have an idea on how this could have happened and how i can avoid this from happening again in the future
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013