In case you needed a reminder that you should never, ever, ever re-use passwords, a slew of Disney+ passwords were already available to buy on various forums mere hours after the streaming platform’s debut.
ZDNet reports that passwords were up for sale for prices ranging from, well, free to upwards of $11.
ZDNet notes that some users they spoke with said they had reused passwords from other logins which, come on, is one of the first rules of internet security. Don’t use “password” as your password and use different passwords for different accounts.
In its story, ZDNet stresses the speed with which these passwords hit the web was quite startling, probably due to the high number of people who took advantage of pre-order offers and bundles.
That streaming platform passwords are floating around the internet is hardly a surprise. Given the level of password sharing and reusing, it’s honestly to be expected at this point.
We’ve reached out to Disney+ for comment on the issue and what safeguards it has in place to prevent more stolen passwords.
In the meantime, be sure to stay on top of the latest password hints and tips and, for goodness sake, stop reusing passwords.