As the popularity of Amazon increases, we should all assume the attacks against our Amazon accounts will grow as well. With that in mind, today I changed my Amazon account password and decided to pass on the steps – more as a reminder than anything.
After you’ve logged into your Amazon account, click the down arrow under Your Account and click Your Account.
Scroll down to Settings and Click Login and Security Settings > Password > Edit
Choose a strong password
OK slow down partner! Before you choose a new password, please please please read this groovyPost article where I cover how to create a strong password you can remember. A weak password is about as good as no password at all. Amazon only requires a six character password, so it’s important you read my article first and come up with a good quality password for both Amazon and other online accounts.
Ready? Do you have a strong password or passphrase in mind? Perfect, enter your current password along with your new uber, super strong password and click Save change!
Now that you have a great new password, why not truly secure your account by turning on two-factor authentication for your Amazon account? Two-factor auth should really be enabled for all accounts online. To learn more about two-factor auth, take a look at our guide which outlines the what/why and how for the most popular services online.
Editor’s Note – Article originally published 9/24/2016. Updated 5/3/2017.