Windows 10: Important Security Information for Yahoo Users Solved

  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       15 Dec 2016 #1

    Important Security Information for Yahoo Users

    By Bob Lord, CISO

    Following a recent investigation, we’ve identified data security issues concerning certain Yahoo user accounts. We’ve taken steps to secure those user accounts and we’re working closely with law enforcement.

    What happened?
    As we previously disclosed in November, law enforcement provided us with data files that a third party claimed was Yahoo user data. We analyzed this data with the assistance of outside forensic experts and found that it appears to be Yahoo user data. Based on further analysis of this data by the forensic experts, we believe an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. We have not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft. We believe this incident is likely distinct from the incident we disclosed on September 22, 2016.

    For potentially affected accounts, the stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The investigation indicates that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system the company believes was affected.

    Read more: Important Security Information for Yahoo Users | Yahoo
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       15 Dec 2016 #2

    This is my personal opinion, not that of Ten Forums:
    As I have been telling individuals for quite some time now,
    Get rid of your Yahoo accounts, just get rid of them.
    Yahoo is one of the most unsecure sites/accounts one can have for years now.
    Get yourselves a Microsoft account(use aliases where you can), or a Google account, these two take security seriously, and not put eyecandy over security.
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  3.    15 Dec 2016 #3

    I got rid of it few years back, it sat unused for quite some time before that anyway. Didn't have any personal data in it.
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       15 Dec 2016 #4

    I have a yahoo account but never use it for anything much at all
    All my main internet stuff is done through my MSN account
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       15 Dec 2016 #5

    Last time I sign in with my Yahoo account was 3 years ago. I don't think my account is still active!
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