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alert: Yahoo email hacked again

cheap_bastid 4,663 887 September 22, 2016 at 01:42 PM
500 million Yahoo email accounts hacked: https://www.cnet.com/news/yahoo-5...ta-breach/

I've been warning people for years since my junk Yahoo email got hacked a few years ago. Yahoo emails seem to be the most susceptible to hacking.

I use Gmail for my primary email with 2 factor authentication and feel pretty secure.

I'm still shocked at the number of people who use Yahoo as their primary email...and don't turn on phone verification.

Please, for the love of God, if you use Yahoo, at least turn on phone verification to protect yourself as much as possible (although I still don't trust Yahoo this is better than nothing). https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN5013.html

In fact, you should be using 2 factor authentication for everything possible.

TL;DR - Yahoo email sucks balls. Turn on extra security to protect yourself, or better yet, switch to Gmail (Hotmail is ok but the new Outlook interface is horrid).

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Isn't this article referring to the 2014 hack and Yahoo is now verifying how many were hacked?
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In using Yahoo mail and Gmail, I always check once a month the login locations. If all is good, I don't worry. I do 2 factor authentication.
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I agree it does suck sac, but Yahoo is still plenty large. I'm not overly fond of their interface and barely use it any more outside of Fantasy Sports emails. Wonders how much that stolen account info was worth on the dark web.
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I agree it does suck sac, but Yahoo is still plenty large. I'm not overly fond of their interface and barely use it any more outside of Fantasy Sports emails. Wonders how much that stolen account info was worth on the dark web.
under 2k from what I read
edit: maybe that was for 200mm

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"19 bitcoin price tag (about $11,000), the hackers kept offering excuses to stall the purchase. It was as if they were reluctant to hand it over, "

Hacker says 2012-2015 not 2014 as yahoo said.
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