Archive for February 26, 2017

Petro Canada Suggests That Users Change Their Passwords

Posted in Commentary with tags , on February 26, 2017 by itnerd

Clearly a lot of companies are being paranoid about getting pwned by hackers as over the weekend, Petro Canada sent out e-mails to participants of their Petro Points program to change their passwords. Here’s a picture of the e-mail:

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Now, unlike the e-mail that Cineplex users got, they spun this in a way made you to more likely to not question whether this e-mail was real or not. That’s likely to make sure that users are more likely to change their password. Though, I will admit that this still has a “blame the user” feel to it. But having said that clearly the Loblaw and Canadian Tire hacks has Canadian businesses spooked.