Windows 10: Yahoo accounts attacked.

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  1. Posts : 545
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       26 Sep 2016 #11

    I posted a rant yesterday on the Sky community about Yahoo and they did not publish it.
    Sky are not even sending the "request change of password" emails.
    I have changed my Pay Pal password, other than that, I avoid internet banking.
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  2.    26 Sep 2016 #12

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    I posted a rant yesterday on the Sky community about Yahoo and they did not publish it.
    Sky are not even sending the "request change of password" emails.
    I have changed my Pay Pal password, other than that, I avoid internet banking.
    When in doubt just change your passwords every month, at least. That's one of the best ways to be secure.
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  3.    26 Sep 2016 #13

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    Any suggestions as to a secure browser? Or they all the same? Changing may be "out of the frying pan into the fire".
    Firefox appears to be hacked | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support
    This is a reason why "secure" browsers still have pros and cons.
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       26 Sep 2016 #14

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    Sky are not even sending the "request change of password" emails.
    Received a warning e-mail from Sky on 23rd Sept with "advise you change your password".
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       26 Sep 2016 #15

    I have tried several times to change my SKY password, they promise to send an email with the link, but it never happens.
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       27 Sep 2016 #16

    I have considered getting rid of SKY broadband and joining BT but it seems they use Yahoo too.
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       27 Sep 2016 #17

    xniki15x said: View Post
    Yahoo! is inferior in security management. That is why I deleted my Yahoo! e-mail account permanently. People that work for it are not doing their jobs properly. Shame.
    xniki15x said: View Post
    It is your decision to pose yourself as an easy target for hackers. Not my fault if they get you regardless of the password change or not.

    Do you have facts on previous Yahoo incompetence, or just personal opinion ?
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       27 Sep 2016 #18

    torre said: View Post
    Do you have facts on previous Yahoo incompetence, or just personal opinion ?
    Before 2013 Yahoo didn't even use https! They were wide open to hacking. Another 'risk' was that allowing mobile devices to log in was enabled by default. Mine was one of the a/cs hacked. having learned the hard way, I turned on the (newly added) https option and disabled Mobile access (the entry route my hacker used).

    ...now were learning the company has also quietly rolled out an HTTPS option (finally).If you use Yahoo Mail, you should enable the feature now (unfortunately its not on by default).
    http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/01/0...acy-advocates/

    Since then I've had no further breaches and Yahoo have (finally) got round to using two-part authentication. I'm happy they are (now) as secure as most others, but that certainly wasn't the case until recently.
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       28 Sep 2016 #19

    I have just changed my Sky email password, you have to get the link from another account, in my case gmail, pity they neglected to tell anybody that, what a bunch of c---s.
    While I was about it, I changed my gmail password too.
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  10. Posts : 545
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       28 Sep 2016 #20

    I have just visited my email page to check the security as advised by Bree, there is a closed padlock, is that it?
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