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Old 12. Jul 2012, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://arstechnica.com/security/2012...ervice-hacked/


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A Yahoo database has been broken into and a hacker group has released over 400,000 Yahoo login credentials. Best to change any Yahoo passwords.
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Old 12. Jul 2012, 06:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What timing! .. you both posted at the same time about this news, but in different forum. As it's about the same news, I decided to merge the threads, and so I moved CU's post here, but it seems like his was a few seconds earlier, so it appears first.

Anyways, it's really a facepalm situation, and an embarrassing one I think, for Yahoo.

And now, am off to change my Yahoo passwords
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Old 12. Jul 2012, 06:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info; it's always best to err on the side of caution regarding passwords.
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Old 12. Jul 2012, 06:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What timing! .. you both posted at the same time about this news, but in different forum. As it's about the same news, I decided to merge the threads, and so I moved CU's post here, but it seems like his was a few seconds earlier, so it appears first.

Anyways, it's really a facepalm situation, and an embarrassing one I think, for Yahoo.

And now, am off to change my Yahoo passwords
For a minute there, I thought that techsuportalert.com was hacked since my post "disappeared" .....

I do use yahoo mail along with gmail, so there was a bit of paranoia.....

If it's okay to post, found this list in arstechnica's comment thread. It contains the accounts which have been hacked (mine is thankfully not there). You could also check out if your account is still okay using the search feature:

http://dazzlepod.com/yahoo/


Time to change my password(s) anyways...
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Old 12. Jul 2012, 06:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't worry, we have not been hacked. I was the one to hack your thread though .

Thanks for posting that link. I think it is OK to post it, since they have not revealed the passwords. Mine was also not on the list.

Should be noted that, the database hacked was an old one from 2008, and of service of Yahoo Voices, and so chances are that if you were not using that service, your username won't be there. Still, to be on the safe side, it's better to change the password. I too changed mine.

It's a concern though, that the passwords were not saved in database in encrypted form.
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Old 12. Jul 2012, 09:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Here is some more about the Yahoo hack. The New York Times reports
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Security researchers at Rapid7, a security company, analyzed the dumped account information and found that it included account information not just for Yahoo users but for Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Comcast, MSN, SBC Global, Verizon, BellSouth and Live.com users. Marcus Carey, a researcher at Rapid7, found that among the data were some 106,000 Gmail accounts, 55,000 Hotmail accounts and 25,000 AOL accounts.
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Old 13. Jul 2012, 07:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Just in case you want to use a new and *better* e-mail service and transfer your existing/important mails to it. May or may not work but worth trying.

How & Why to Switch from Yahoo to GMail
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