Yahoo email usernames and passwords stolen

  • metta

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    Feb 01, 2014 7:06 AM GMT
    Yahoo email usernames and passwords stolen

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/business&id=9414669

    I guess it would be a good time to change passwords again.

    ;)
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    Feb 01, 2014 5:07 PM GMT
    Yep, I was thinking the same thing. I think I need to set my password changes to the same schedule as my smoke detector batteries, every time I change the clock forward or backwards!
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    Feb 02, 2014 3:57 AM GMT
    I had the same password for over 15 years before my yahoo account was hacked. A friend sent me an email because he knew the type of porn he was getting from me wasn't from me. I report this to yahoo and they told me to change my password. And I know how it happened. I had never used email on my phone before until the last phone I had. I usually sent pictures I took with my phone to my G-mail account and then forward to my yahoo account. I added my yahoo account to my phone. Unbeknownst to me, on my phone it never signed out. That is how I was hacked, through my phone.

    Yahoo traced the hack through a bunch of IP addies all the way to Japan and the trail stopped. I was livid. Got over it eventually. I have a new phone now, but I only use my G-mail account and never added my outlook or yahoo accounts to my phone. And frankly, unless a company I work for gives me a phone for work, I won't add other email accounts.
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    Feb 02, 2014 4:01 AM GMT
    Or providers haha, people still use Yahoo?
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    Feb 02, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    I've been hacked there at least four or five times over the past few years, Yahoo has such lax security.
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    Feb 02, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    This happened to me a few months back. I had to make a whole new account, except I dropped yahoo all together.
    What sucks is I can't get access to that old account and it's the email I used for my fb, youtube, tumblr, rj, etc accounts.