Sunday, May 26, 2019

Change Your Canva Account Password

Canva is a very useful online graphic design platform which is great for creating various types of online visual content. You can create designs from scratch or use many of the pre-made templates. These templates are fully-customizable, so it's easy to create your own unique design with Canva.

Canva is free to use and you can create a free account. However, they also do have a pro or premium version which includes tons of more professionally-designed templates and other assets. You can check my brief video review below to learn more about Canva.

Anyway, right now, my main reason for this blog post is alert you about a cyber attack on Canva servers. According to Canva:

"...on Friday, May 24, 2019 we discovered an in-progress attack on our systems. As soon as we were notified we immediately took steps to identify and remedy the cause and have reported the situation to authorities (including the FBI)."

If you already have an account with Canva, you probably already received an email alerting you of this breach. In the email, they went on to say:

"We’re aware that a number of our community’s usernames and email addresses have been accessed. The hackers also obtained passwords in their encrypted form (for technical people: all passwords were salted and hashed with bcrypt). This means that our user passwords remain unreadable by external parties."

That being said, in the email, they also recommended that it's best to change your password. This is what they said: "However, in line with best practices we recommend that you change your Canva password at"

You can check any further Canva status updates here:

Here is a video I created on Password Best Practices. You can check it to learn the importance of creating strong passwords. It's a good idea to always practice safe password:

And finally, if you're not yet a Canva user, you can check this brief video below on my Canva Review. You can create different types of visual content using Canva. Content like social media post images, social media covers and headers, online and offline banners and flyers, album covers, book covers, and presentations. You can even create brochures, business cards and resumes:

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. This is very interesting and also helpful information. I had never heard of Canva before. Thanks for the introduction. I'll have to check this out.

    Wishing you a great week, AJ!

    1. Hi Leona, yes, these cyber attacks seem to have become common now, but it's good to see that companies are taking steps to protect users. Though a lot of work still remains to stay ahead of these cyber criminals.

      Anyway, if you've not tried Canva, you can definitely try it for free. It's a great tool for graphic design. Thanks for stopping by my friend and have a great week as well!