An email went out last week over the name of Mike Perlis, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes to the million plus people whose Forbes.com accounts and passwords were hacked.  Mine arrived on February 24th and outlined the steps for changing my password.

Here are the steps that were outlined in case you haven’t gotten the email yet, or just want to start a Forbes.com account:

  1. Go to http://www.forbes com;
  2. Go to the login which will be on the top right hand corner;
  3. Click on the red “Need to reset your password?” “Click here” link;
  4. In that “reset your password” window, enter your email; the security characters that will be displayed; and then click “Submit”;
  5. Check your email inbox for a message from Forbes with instructions on how to proceed;
  6. Click on the link in the email to launch “Reset Your Password” web browser window;
  7. Create and enter a new password that should be a minimum of 8 characters including 1 Capital letter, 1 small letter and 1 number; and
  8. Click “Done” on the “Your Password Has Been Changed”screen.

I’m going to create a new Forbes.com password but haven’t done so yet.  I  just want to let some time pass and make sure there aren’t reports of problems and/or new issues before doing so.