Yahoo mail hacked; how to protect your passwords

www.forbes.com Published: January 31, 2014
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Yahoo yesterday announced that Yahoo mail has been the focused of a co-ordinated hack and that at this time it has confirmed a number of users e-mail accounts have been compromised – you may be one of them (and if you are see below for my top tips on how to secure your passwords going forward), reports Forbes.



It is not clear how many users have been compromised, or exactly how. Yahoo don’t have a history of providing much information but it would be prudent for any Yahoo mail users to take precautions (more on that below).

Between the vague statements about malicious code and “a third party was probably to blame” Yahoo has been resetting the credentials of affected users via e-mail and SMS if your mobile is on file.



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