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barneystinson69 said:

What?! I use yahoo as my primary email!!!!! #Timetopanic

Make sure that you use a different password for every other site. About your important data on those yahoo emails... better not to run for President of the USA.



“Simple minds have always confused great honesty with great rudeness.” - Sherlock Holmes, Elementary (2013).

"Did you guys expected some actual rational fact-based reasoning? ...you should already know I'm all about BS and fraudulence." - FunFan, VGchartz (2016)

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BasilZero said:
FunFan said:

You made sure it no longer exists? If you are the kind of person thats has used the same password all the time, and your account still exist and was hacked, you could still have trouble.

 

I never use the same password for any account I have.

Good boy.



“Simple minds have always confused great honesty with great rudeness.” - Sherlock Holmes, Elementary (2013).

"Did you guys expected some actual rational fact-based reasoning? ...you should already know I'm all about BS and fraudulence." - FunFan, VGchartz (2016)

Lol @ whoever actually still uses yahoo for their main email



 

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Luckily I never used yahoo emails, but all these news are really starting to make me aware of how vulnerable emails and everything on the internet is. I'll try to make all of my stuff more secure. One thing I don't understand, though, it's why their CEO hasn't been fired yet, the company has only gone downhill even faster after she got the job.



Glad I just use Yahoo for spam.



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jonager said:
Luckily I never used yahoo emails, but all these news are really starting to make me aware of how vulnerable emails and everything on the internet is. I'll try to make all of my stuff more secure. One thing I don't understand, though, it's why their CEO hasn't been fired yet, the company has only gone downhill even faster after she got the job.

When did she get the job? This hack (1 billion hacked acc) happened in 2013, the one annouced 3 months ago (500 million hacked acc) happened in 2014. Yahoo are only disclosing them now. There might even be a few left ^.^



“Simple minds have always confused great honesty with great rudeness.” - Sherlock Holmes, Elementary (2013).

"Did you guys expected some actual rational fact-based reasoning? ...you should already know I'm all about BS and fraudulence." - FunFan, VGchartz (2016)

I just did that passwordless access thing. Should I worry?



FunFan said:
barneystinson69 said:

What?! I use yahoo as my primary email!!!!! #Timetopanic

Make sure that you use a different password for every other site. About your important data on those yahoo emails... better not to run for President of the USA.

It's a work email, and I change the password relatively recently. Even so, I can't imagine the shitstorm this is going to cause.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

I got an email. I didn't even know I had a Yahoo account lol. I might have used it once a decade ago.



The reference to Sony gave me a chuckle, as the PSN hack wasn't even the biggest online security breach when it happened.

In any case, it is naive to think that Yahoo! is the online site vulnerable to this, so the "lol" comments are quite ironic. Simple solution right now, change you passwords and monitor your stuff.