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Yahoo reveals new hack
« on: December 15, 2016, 07:16:01 AM »
Hi  :),

Yahoo reveals new hack, this time a billion-plus users

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Yahoo said personal data from over a billion users was stolen in a hack dating back to 2013 -- twice as big as another breach disclosed just three months ago.
In a huge blow to the struggling internet pioneer, Yahoo said it made the discovery as it was investigating what was already the largest data breach of a single company.
"Yahoo believes an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts," it said in a statement.
Yahoo said this case "is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016" affecting 500 million users.


Full story: https://www.afp.com/en/news/205/yahoo-reveals-new-hack-time-billion-plus-users

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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 07:35:25 AM »

Arrrgh, I can't read this morning  :( , I'm sorry

The same story here: Topic: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached

http://www.landzdown.com/web-news/500-million-yahoo-accounts-breached/msg190632/#msg190632

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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 10:43:00 AM »
The story is important enough to have its own thread  8)
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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 07:09:47 PM »
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The story is important enough to have its own thread

Thank you, winchester73 ! :)

Well, here is some news related to the story:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-15/verizon-said-to-explore-lower-price-or-even-exit-from-yahoo-deal
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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 11:43:12 AM »
Should I or shouldn't I get rid of my Yahoo account which I've had for almost 16 years, hmmm.  :o What to do, what to do. ???

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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 12:29:54 PM »
Should I or shouldn't I get rid of my Yahoo account which I've had for almost 16 years, hmmm.  :o What to do, what to do. ???
I use mine for "offers" and "freebies" that are likely to generate spam.
If "state-sponsored attackers" want to see a bunch of spam, they're welcome to waste their time on it.

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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 12:59:30 PM »
Should I or shouldn't I get rid of my Yahoo account which I've had for almost 16 years, hmmm.  :o What to do, what to do. ???
I might suggest that you start transitioning away, but don't completely get rid of it, so you can check it occasionally to see if any old contacts might still be sending something there.

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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 02:00:23 PM »
Unfortunately, I've had Yahoo for 18 years. That and Juno are our "go-to" email addresses. I just don't want to drop it considering I lost MyWay email, fastmail is going pay so I'll drop that and gmx sends me to a "trending" page with a slideshow so I moved most everything off of there so I don't have to check it often. I don't use my Comcast email because should I drop Comcast, I don't want to have to move everything to other places.

We don't keep anything critical in Yahoo so if someone wants to read the newsletters I get there they are welcome to look. Maybe they will enjoy my Bruce Schneier Cryptogram Security newsletter.  ;D

My mission critical email is gmail. Thank goodness for that.

I have a mail2world email but in order to see my messages and click on something I have to choose faster over secure. Somehow that doesn't sit well with me.

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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2017, 02:29:39 PM »
I've had two Yahoo accounts for a little over 19 years.  I don't use either for anything anymore, although I do occasionally check to see if some long lost contact has sent me something.

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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2017, 09:10:31 PM »
I never really used yahoo as a primary email account, like Pete it was more for things that may are may not spam. They want you to only login through there online platform. I distrust this. What makes it more secure when it automatically checks stay logged in? I will use my third party preferred mail app, download my email, and it is set to clear it from the mail server. I leave nothing there. My profile basically says I'm alive, nothing else.
So much for trusting cloud services. I stand my ground and distrust cloud services.

What makes the situation even worse is so many people running around thinking there Smartphones are secure, staying logged into email accounts, paying bills, paying for a purchase directly from there phones, making check deposits by taking pictures, logging into there bank account, saving passwords and always staying logged in on these devices. I trust a smartphone to be secure as far as I can throw it. Sorry for the rant, but why do you think fraudulent occurrences are rampant and on the rise?

Is this any worse than goverment servers being hacked? I believe the IRS has been reported as hacked. The government security clearances server and databases were reported as hacked, I would say that's a major breach of security. If your 100% sure it can be secured use it, if not don't put it there.




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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2017, 12:11:31 AM »
Whats the point of moving now AFTER your data was breached?  And you didn't even know for 2 years.
 
Any damage has already been done.    What is truly secure.  Nothing really it seems.

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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2017, 02:24:29 AM »
I've had two Yahoo accounts for a little over 19 years.  I don't use either for anything anymore, although I do occasionally check to see if some long lost contact has sent me something.

Basically the same here. One account, 22 years. I think it's called the "Long Lost Contact" syndrome.  ;)
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Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 11:58:45 AM »
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It keeps getting worse ... new data breach warning

Winchester73, do you coincidentally have a Winchester 36.5 in your back pocket, I can borrow for a lil while?  ;D

Well, it's getting even worse over at Yahoo these days:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/yahoo-not-deleting-email-accounts-say-users/
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