Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Yahoo Password Leak -Passwords Exposed

Read an article on which I was alarmed too, Yahoo voice and data exposed clear text according to securiblog "a massive leak of Yahoo passwords has been floating on the interwebs for a few days".

Question:What should I do if my email was exposed in the recent Yahoo password leak?

1. Change your Yahoo passwords
2. Change the password for any site that you were re-using the same password
3. Or you can go even further and change all your passwords. Now is a good day to do so.

More info here.

To check if your yahoo email is exposed you can check here:

The Yahoo Voices password breach leak comes just one day after reports that 420,000 password hashes from question-and-answer website Formspring had been posted to a hacking forum. "We learned this morning that we had a security breach where some user passwords may have been accessed," said Formspring CEO Ade Olonoh in a blog posted Wednesday. In response, the company disabled passwords for all of its 28 million users.

"We apologize for the inconvenience but prefer to play it safe and have asked all members to reset their passwords," said Olonoh. "Users will be prompted to change their passwords when they log back into Formspring."

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