Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I got the email from Adobe Customer Care informing me that my password was part of a great password leak reported by XKCD. So I’m supposed to change my password anywhere that I used that password. Unfortunately, Adobe has unhelpfully reset everyone’s passwords, so I can’t test what my password was or see the hint, to know which password I need to reset. Is there a victims’ help database that allows me to look up my old password hint so that I can figure out which password I used at Adobe?

share|improve this question
I very much doubt it. Adobe probably feels they have enough public password information by now. – Vidar S. Ramdal Nov 6 '13 at 9:05
What they're trying to say is that you shouldn't ever be using the same password for more than one login, especially if they're storing data like your credit card details. Go and change your passwords in every instance where you've used the same one elsewhere. Use some sort of password management software to help you remember them all. – Olly Hodgson Nov 6 '13 at 9:59
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about using a web application. – Al E. Nov 6 '13 at 13:07
That said, this might be helpful: blog.lastpass.com/2013/11/… – Al E. Nov 6 '13 at 16:48
up vote 1 down vote accepted

There are many services online that will the query the leaked database and tell you your hint an hints by other people using the same password, one of them is provided by Lastpass at https://lastpass.com/adobe/.

share|improve this answer
Extremely helpful tool. Thanks for the link. – danmactough Jan 2 '14 at 16:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.