If you’re still using Yahoo mail for anything important, yeah, reconsider that.

Because it got hacked. It all got hacked.

Verizon revised the number of breached accounts to three billion after receiving new information.

“The company recently obtained new intelligence and now believes, following an investigation with the assistance of outside forensic experts, that all Yahoo user accounts were affected by the August 2013 theft,” Verizon said in a statement.

If there is any ‘good’ news here, it’s that your Yahoo account either got security updates at the time, or else nobody actually used your data against you.  Or they did, but you didn’t notice… no, wait, that last bit’s not good news at all.  Sorry, I’m just trying to be nice about the situation. Anyway, Yahoo is probably not the best place to do anything secure with your email. If, indeed, it ever was.

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So Yahoo had a 500 million account security breach…

…and now Yahoo has come up with a new way to effectively lock up my email. First it warns you that your account information may be compromised; and then, when you click on the link to fix the problem, it times out and doesn’t load the page.  …And now you can see why I only keep that particular email account around for throwaway or family stuff.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen…

Moe Lane

PS: It really is just Yahoo messing up, by the way.  They had 500 million accounts raided for info.  which would be freaking me out, except that I stopped using Yahoo for anything sensitive a decade ago.

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