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How to change your Amazon Password

As the popularity of Amazon grows, we should all assume the attacks against our Amazon accounts will as well. With that in mind, today I changed my Amazon password and decided to pass on steps – more as a reminder than anything.

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.

Change Amazon Password - Click Your Account

Scroll down to Settings and Click Login and Security Settings > Password > Edit

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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!

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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.


4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. tg ko  

    Steve,

    Thank you for all the tip emails. gPost is a great site.

    Merry Christmas, and the very best to you and yours in 2014.

    • Yeah you bet. This is a quick one but a good reminder to keep all your PW’s changed regularly.

      Oh – and never use the same password on two websites. That’s a tip I should have included.

      Have a great long weekend!

  2. It is a pity that there is no two factor authentication..

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