Windows 10: Itís (Past) Time to Close That Yahoo Account

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  1.    01 Jan 2017 #61

    I've been up all night so this may be a stupid question. How would closing your Yahoo Account now be of any help if this happened in 2013 and 2014?
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  2.    01 Jan 2017 #62

    Winuser said: View Post
    I've been up all night so this may be a stupid question. How would closing your Yahoo Account now be of any help if this happened in 2013 and 2014?
    Closing an account is supposed to reject any spam or other mail to be delivered to it. Also should reject any attempts to use the account in any and nefarious ways. Otherwise, "What gets on internet, stays on internet", can do next to nothing about it.
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       01 Jan 2017 #63

    Sorry CountMike....your last two posts just do not make sense.....perhaps you could answer with more clarity my previous question post #59.
    As for your reply to Winuser, it is not answering the point made.
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  4.    01 Jan 2017 #64

    dencal said: View Post
    Sorry CountMike....your last two posts just do not make sense.....perhaps you could answer with more clarity my previous question.
    As for your reply to Winuser, it is not answering the point made.
    What's so unclear ? Somebody had all my credentials and my password to be able to send mail and and make login to sites in my name with my ymail account. I'm sure I didn't.
    I received hotmail and gmail notifications when somebody tried that and were blocked and withheld until I confirm or reject and was advised to change password. No harm was done because there was no any real data about real me in that account.
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       01 Jan 2017 #65

    If you need it typed out,the main point is:

    Yahoo kept quiet about so many of their customers accounts being stolen/breached for three or four years, they also are allowing the US government to spy on everyone that has a Yahoo account, where all others at least make an attempt to fight back in court against giving the government a back door.
    They have/should have lost the trust of the user, by keeping silent about this.
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       01 Jan 2017 #66

    CountMike said: View Post
    What's so unclear ? Somebody had all my credentials and my password to be able to send mail and and make login to sites in my name with my ymail account. I'm sure I didn't.
    I received hotmail and gmail notifications when somebody tried that and were blocked and withheld until I confirm or reject and was advised to change password. No harm was done because there was no any real data about real me in that account.
    Simple remedy.....first time you receive mail from suspicious unaccountable website.....change password.

    All new site logins require verification by e-mail so you would have been notified as well as the thief, if anyone had stolen your details.

    I can only quote from my own experience using Yahoo.....have not had any of your problems.
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       01 Jan 2017 #67

    Cliff S said: View Post
    If you need it typed out,the main point is:

    Yahoo kept quiet about so many of their customers accounts being stolen/breached for three or four years, they also are allowing the US government to spy on everyone that has a Yahoo account, where all others at least make an attempt to fight back in court against giving the government a back door.
    They have/should have lost the trust of the user, by keeping silent about this.
    How can anyone be sure this is not endemic.....some being more honest than others?
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  8.    01 Jan 2017 #68

    Borrowing from a old saying, the point I was trying to make is that the barn door was left open and the horses got out in 2013 and 2014. Closing the barn doors now isn't going to put the horses back in the barn. I do agree that Yahoo should have done the right thing and notified their users when they first found out. Changing a password or closing a account now isn't going to undo any damage that may have already been done.
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  9.    01 Jan 2017 #69

    I suspect I have had other accounts hacked and just haven't know about it.

    The only account I ever had hacked was my Microsoft account (I know of). They ended up purchasing nearly $10,000.00 worth of equipment from the Microsoft Store.. Caught it immediately and all was reversed (not very easily). Changed passwords. In hopes nothing else happens. This was only about 7 months ago.

    Winuser said: View Post
    I've been up all night so this may be a stupid question. How would closing your Yahoo Account now be of any help if this happened in 2013 and 2014?
    Agreed, it is almost useless. Plus, I think yahoo said, there has been no known malicious use of the information reported.
    Last edited by Trust_No1; 01 Jan 2017 at 12:00.
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  10.    01 Jan 2017 #70

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I suspect I have had other accounts hacked and just haven't know about it.

    The only account I ever had hacked was my Microsoft account (I know of). They ended up purchasing nearly $10,000.00 worth of equipment from the Microsoft Store.. Caught it immediately and all was reversed (not very easily). Changed passwords. In hopes nothing else happens. This was only about 7 months ago.



    Agreed, it is almost useless. Plus, I think yahoo said, there has been no known malicious use of the information reported.
    I had my AT&T account info stolen last year. I think they got my info when I purchased my Lumia 640XL. First they went to a Apple Store in New York City and bought a iPhone and a iPad. Then they used my account to buy a couple of Android Tablets somewhere around the area were I live. We didn't know anything until about a month or so later. We found out when my wife tried to call me with her cellphone and the sim card was deactivated. What surprised me the most was that AT&T didn't notice that the activity on my account was out of the ordinary and contact me first. They did take the charges off my bill.
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