Post in forum #224572 - Please Change Your Passwords

rysyN said:
Fer goodness sake its 2017 and buffer overruns keep getting by programmers. This is why we can't have nice things.

The details...

It's insanely unlikely anything will come of this.

I also consider it unlikely that anything will come of this. It was well handled, and the search engine teams were on board clearing out indexed information before it was announced.

I still consider it good practice to let users know if their information was potentially compromised, no matter how small the chance, and how they can respond to it. I would much rather have a user know and be able to respond, than be unaware and be unable to react if that chance is not in their favor.