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An important update about your MyFitnessPal account

Recently, we learned of reports of MyFitnessPal users receiving spam at the email address tied to their MyFitnessPal account. We take security and privacy very seriously and as a result, we immediately formed a security task force and hired a professional security firm to conduct a thorough investigation to see whether our systems had been breached.

As of today, here’s what our investigation has yielded: we did not find any evidence that passwords or other personal information were compromised. However, we did find a way through which someone could have obtained user email addresses. We worked quickly to fix the issue, and put several additional security measures in place to help prevent similar incidents in the future. We will continue to be vigilant to protect your information.

As always, please be careful about responding to email communications from people claiming to be employees of MyFitnessPal. In particular, remember that no MyFitnessPal employee will ever ask you for your password or other sensitive information. If you wish to change your MyFitnessPal password, you may easily do so by following these instructions.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our security team at

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Hearts_2015 wrote 40 months ago:
Thank you Mike & Staff for always being so diligent when situations arise. You guys are the BEST! This site is helping save lives!! ♥
JanaCanada wrote 40 months ago:
Thanks, MFP Techies! xo
dragon1ady wrote 39 months ago:
Proactive! We like.
Sabine_Stroehm wrote 39 months ago:
Well done. While I've not seen any spam as a result of being on here, I have had that experience in the past with other sites. None handled it well. Again, THANKS!!
2wawas wrote 39 months ago:
You guys rock! Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
hotboy18 wrote 39 months ago:
Thanks! You guys are the best and really care about the security and safety of your users.

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Snapper1985 wrote 39 months ago:
Always a good sign when you see a site just come out and tell it how it is. Thanks for taking a proactive approach to this!
mscarlet wrote 39 months ago:
This is the best update on a breach of the site that I have ever seen. Kudos! Thanks for the update.
phyllisjoyce wrote 39 months ago:
Well done.
Angie2822 wrote 39 months ago:
Great job, keep up the great work.
Anonymous wrote 37 months ago:
lol how is commenting after the event 'proactive'?
Anonymous wrote 29 months ago:
Please, details on how someone could have (did) obtain user email addresses. Or tell Brian Krebs and he'll let everyone know.
Anonymous wrote 24 months ago:
the spam is insane, worthless company to let this happen or lie and sell our details!
Anonymous wrote 24 months ago:
Yeah and how does that help me from all the spam I received today at my unique mfp email?
Anonymous wrote 23 months ago:
I too have a unique email address used only for your service. Please don't say you take things seriously and not be open with people who trust your service. If you hired a "professional security firm" to conduct a thorough investigation please name the firm so we as customers can make our own judgement as to the reputation of the company. Further, in the interest of good faith, once the exposures you found and fixed the issue and added additional controls you should explain were a the issue was and how you fixed it. You should also tell us what you are doing on a proactive basis to manage the security of your customers data.... ie. are you now encrypting data at rest? We all await your response.
pgp_protector wrote 21 months ago:
Well this explains why I'm getting Virus E-Mails being sent to this account's E-Mail.
piconut wrote 10 months ago:
I too have a unique email address only used for this site and have received numerous spam emails since I signed up here several years ago. I agree with anonymous two posts above this one. Be open about the firm you used, what you found, and how you fixed it, because from what I see, you haven't really fixed anything but your image.
Anonymous wrote 9 months ago:
How about get rid of this crap from PlasaNet which freezes my ap (thought was real email from fitnesspal or one of my buddies) when clicked.

Be more selective of who you sell adspace too. Fitness pal is now just another junk ap.
Anonymous wrote 5 months ago:
Signed up to my fitness pal recently. Have been getting junk mail ever since.
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