Windows 10: Yahoo warning users that hackers forged cookies to access accounts

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       16 Feb 2017 #1

    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. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .285
       17 Feb 2017 #1

    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 #2

    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 #3

    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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