1.    16 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,216
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Yahoo warning users that hackers forged cookies to access accounts


    Yahoo is warning some customers that state-sponsored attackers have accessed their accounts by using a sophisticated cookie forging attack, which doesn't require obtaining user passwords.The notice is a continuation of the company's response to a series of historic data breaches announced last year.

    An email from Yahoo forwarded to ZDNet said:

    "Our outside forensic experts have been investigating the creation of forged cookies that could allow an intruder to access users' accounts without a password. Based on the ongoing investigation, we believe a forged cookie may have been used in 2015 or 2016 to access your account."

    A handful of others on Twitter also confirmed they had received an identical email notification.

    Yahoo confirmed the notifications were genuine.

    "The investigation has identified user accounts for which we believe forged cookies were taken or used. Yahoo is in the process of notifying all potentially affected account holders," a spokesperson confirmed...


    Read more: Yahoo warning users that hackers forged cookies to access accounts | ZDNet
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  2.    17 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,559
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.64

    So glad I don't use Yahoo for any important mail or even go online with it at all
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  3.    18 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Florida
    Posts : 210
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    It's oddly funny to me, but I feel safer after a breach has happened, and I know my account was not a part of it. Like now I'm safer because they will watch things closer, and add extra layers of protection to prevent, and warn users of anything they think may be going on. As compared to other companies you never hear of an attack on. Not that they have been breached, but that it could happen because there could be a hole somewhere, and it's just a matter of time. It's like not having a security system for your home, and only having locks on all windows and doors. Then one day someone breaks in, and now you get serious, and get extra security. Cameras, sensors, etc along with the locks. Much safer now. I feel better.
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  4.    20 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Spain
    Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Yeah, still on my process of desmantling my old Yahoo account. Once I'm sure there's anything attached to it, I'll shut it down for the good.
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