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From Jeff Michael

Yahoo (Exclamation Mark on Hold)

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By chance, I just found out that Yahoo! is the latest target of hackers; more specifically I am… We are the latest target. According to the Associated Press, Yahoo email usernames and passwords have been siphoned not from its servers but from a third party database. My information is on a third party database?

It's what we don't know that worries me more than anything else. Like, who else does Yahoo give our information to?  How many of Email accounts were compromised? Yahoo won't say. Keep in mind, Yahoo is the second biggest email service worldwide with 273 million accounts, including 81 million in the U.S.  Oh, the company is acknowledging the security breach but not to customers. At least not on its home page or on the traditionally Spartan email login page (there's room for a message… pick a font, Yahoo). There is no email from Yahoo in our inboxes. Instead, Yahoo said it is resetting passwords on affected accounts. You can trust them (my add).

Call me skeptical. I like Yahoo. My kids even poke at me for still using a Yahoo account instead of the more au courant Gmail. But I would rather Yahoo tell me it was violated. Give me the option of changing my password. I mean, even if your account wasn't hacked this time around, wouldn't you want to know others' accounts were? Well, now you do.

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