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Update on Passwords Reset

Update on Passwords Reset

We announced last week that Care2 was attacked by hackers over the holidays.  We have multiple layers of security, but as you’ve no doubt heard from all the news stories about multi-national companies being hacked, this is a very big and ongoing challenge.  For maximum security, we immediately locked down all Care2 accounts, which has required all members to update their passwords.

The breach is very upsetting for us and we know has caused substantial inconvenience for many of our members.  We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, and have been working, literally around the clock, since we discovered this to help get everyone back into their accounts.

If you’re locked out of your account:

We are working through the backlog of help requests as fast as humanly possible.

If you are still locked out of your account:

1)  If you had a working non-Care2 email address associated with your account, the fix is straight forward. Logging into your Care2 account will trigger an email to be sent to your offsite account with instructions on how to login.

2) Care2 Webmail users: If you did not have a working non-Care2 email address associated with your account, please first try to retrieve your password using this new tool:

http://www.care2.com/passwordreset

If that does not work for you, please send us an email with the following information.

1- your Care2 email address or login name

2- your full name, or the name used on the account

3- any offsite email address that you might have used when registering

4- your birthday

5- the ZIP code and/or street address that is associated with your account

6- the approximate age of the account, or the date you opened it

If you’ve moved / forgotten some of the above information, send us as much information as you have. For security purposes, we need to verify your information before we can send login information to a 3rd party email account.

Other Notes:

1) We do not have any credit card, financial or social security information for members – so the hackers did not access any such information.

2) Security experts recommend you change your passwords regularly. It’s often helpful to use password manager software to secure and remember your passwords.

We take these issues very seriously and are redoubling our efforts to make our system even more secure.  Again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and are working non-stop to get all of our members back into their accounts.

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12:43AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

Thank you!

8:11AM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

Thank you

1:26AM PDT on Jun 25, 2014

Thank you

3:19AM PDT on May 22, 2014

Thank you

1:48AM PDT on May 21, 2014

Got it

10:26PM PDT on May 7, 2014

Thank you

5:59AM PST on Dec 22, 2013

Thank you!

4:25AM PST on Nov 28, 2013

thank you

12:07PM PDT on Oct 11, 2013

Thanks a lot for informing, its so important to keep Care2 safe and secure.

5:59PM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Thank you

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Randy Paynter is the Founder & CEO of Care2 - the largest online community of people making a difference in healthy & green living, human rights and animal welfare. Randy... more




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