the sound of a million passwords changing

A bad day for my friends at Spotify. First the news of a security breach that compromised the personal information of their one million users – followed by the outage of the Spotify.com website as a million people all tried to change their passwords at once.  But despite all of this trouble, the Spotify player kept playing music.

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It is interesting to see how Spotify is handling their first big crises. So far, they seem to be doing most things right -  they are being open about what the problem was and they have already fixed the problem that has caused the breach.   Looks like they may need to be a bigger web server though.

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