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Bitly accounts hacked

The popular URL shortner service Bitly says it has “reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised.” Bitly has also taken a security measure by disconnecting Facebook and Twitter accounts of all the users from the service. Also, please go through the following steps to keep your account secured:

Bitly accounts hacked

  1. Log in to your account and click on ‘Your Settings,’ then the ‘Advanced’ tab
  2. At the bottom of the ‘Advanced’ tab, select ‘Reset’ next to ‘Legacy API key’
  3. Copy down your new API key and change it in all applications. These can include social publishers, share buttons and mobile apps
  4. Go to the ‘Profile’ tab and reset your password
  5. Disconnect and reconnect any applications that use Bitly. You can check which accounts are connected under the ‘Connected Accounts’ tab in ‘Your Settings’

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