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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:30 am
 


Change your YAHOO passwords ASAP!!!

This is confirmed. Don't wait to be prompted on the password change, do it now!

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/09 ... -accounts/

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In August, a dealer in stolen data who goes by the online moniker "Peace"—the person or persons who previously sold data from the accounts of MySpace and LinkedIn users—announced that the results of another "megabreach" were for sale. This time, it's the account information of 200 million Yahoo users. According to a report by Recode's Kara Swisher, Yahoo is preparing to confirm the four-year-old breach, potentially creating problems for the company's planned $4.8 billion acquisition by Verizon.

A previous examination of a sample of the data obtained by Motherboard was inconclusive. There has been a number of other claimed breaches of Yahoo's account data, including a claim of 40 million Yahoo accounts among a total of 272 million alleged stolen credentials reported in May. But that data that may have just as easily been stolen from other sources.

According to a spokesperson at LeakedSource, however, a small sample file of legitimate Yahoo user data exists. But it's not clear whether it's representative of the rest of the data "Peace" has, because no one has been able to look at the full dump yet—"Peace" has offered to sell it for 3 Bitcoin (about $1,860).

"There are two Yahoo files floating around the Internet," LeakedSource told Ars. The first is a "5,000-sample .txt file that's been on the dark web for years." The second, larger file is "an encrypted .zip archive containing 40 text files claiming to be from Yahoo. We have both of them as well as the decryption key for the 40 text files, which we determined to be fake. The first sample, however, may be real and provide enough evidence for Yahoo to begin resetting passwords."

A variety of people with Yahoo accounts, some of whom work at Ars, report they recently received messages when logging in that recommended, but didn't mandate, a password change:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:36 am
 


Is Yahoo still around? :?



:lol:


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DrCaleb wrote:
Is Yahoo still around? :?



:lol:

ROTFL ROTFL

That was my thought. Might as well change my MySpace password while I'm at it...maybe AOL too.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:15 am
 


I still recall my Compuserve ID and password. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:19 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Is Yahoo still around? :?

:lol:


Yahoo provides email support to a myriad of businesses and governments.

Yahoo.com is just a small part of their email empire.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:20 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
I still recall my Compuserve ID and password. ;)


I still owe CompuServe for my last bill of $141 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:21 am
 


One of the indicators I use to decide how much to bill
a yahoo email account
a google start page
macafee or norton anti-virus


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:47 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
Is Yahoo still around? :?

:lol:


Yahoo provides email support to a myriad of businesses and governments.

Yahoo.com is just a small part of their email empire.


It's insane though how many companies have been given the atomic wedgie over their poor security practices lately. :(

Every time it makes me thankful that it wasn't my network, and worried that next time it could be. 8O


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:50 am
 


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It's insane though how many companies have been given the atomic wedgie over their poor security practices lately. :(

Every time it makes me thankful that it wasn't my network, and worried that next time it could be. 8O


Dude, that should be a poster. You'd sell thousands of them. [B-o]


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peck420 wrote:
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Is Yahoo still around? :?



:lol:

ROTFL ROTFL

That was my thought. Might as well change my MySpace password while I'm at it...maybe AOL too.

Yep.

"Who the fuck uses yahoo?" was my response.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:05 pm
 


In a total coincidence the FTC released this handy video on what to do when Russia hacks your accounts....

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-ac ... tion-Video


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:08 pm
 


In my town, half.
Too fucking stupid they couldn't do email until their 10 year old set them up a yahoo mail, 15 years later still too stupid to set themselves up a different email.
10 years ago they had grandkid set them up on Facebook, now Facebook and Yahoo mail IS the Internet.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:15 pm
 


I've been Yahoo-Emailing since 1998. 8O


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BRAH wrote:
I've been Yahoo-Emailing since 1998. 8O


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:14 pm
 


Only yahoos use Yahoo. :D


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