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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Oct 17, 10:53 PM
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    Data Breach from Yahoo
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    • 9th Oct 17, 10:53 PM
    Data Breach from Yahoo 9th Oct 17 at 10:53 PM
    I received a email today from Yahoo communications, informing me, following the announcement in December 2016 of a Data Breach, new information has been presented, suggesting my user information has been affected.

    The stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Not all of these data elements may have been present for my account.

    Anyone else received such a email???
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    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 9th Oct 17, 11:22 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 11:22 PM
    Yes. Plenty others as well I expect.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 10th Oct 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 10:07 AM
    Pop your email into https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and you'll probably find at least three or four breaches across various services that you use or have used in the past with your email address.

    This just goes to underline why you should be changing your password regularly or at the very least not reusing the same password across multiple services. Yes its easier just to remember one password and email for hundreds of sites but the people who steal this information know that so typically once they have details of fred at home.com who uses the password whiskey its often the case fred will use the same password and email at ebay, amazon, etc.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 10th Oct 17, 8:39 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 8:39 PM
    Had the same email also, but who used real details to register their yahoo account anyway?
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    • Uxb
    • By Uxb 10th Oct 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 9:37 PM
    ..all those with BT on whose behalf Yahoo was running their email service?
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