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(Wired)   Why Yahoo's plan to release email addresses is really, really bad   (wired.com) divider line 10
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15690 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Jun 2013 at 7:04 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-06-19 07:10:13 PM  
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If someone gets my yahoo address they could then access my fark account. What if they did that, then posted something relevant, coherent and thought-provoking?

My reputation would be ruined.
2013-06-19 07:54:58 PM  
2 votes:

Pud: But look on the bright side. You get lots and lots of Spam ...

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Tasty, delicious Spam


Jesus Christ...there are  THAT many kinds of Spam? *scribbles note on grocery list*
2013-06-19 07:28:29 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: You could, for example, find a dormant Flickr account, which previously required a Yahoo email address.
That was my idea in the original thread. Some teen's long-forgotten stash of self-portraits is out there waiting for a caring man to cherish them.


Could you be more specific? I have some Yahoo IDs to reserve, it would be helpful to have a lead on the more rewarding ones.
2013-06-19 06:40:31 PM  
2 votes:

labman: Someone clearly didn't think this through.


Well, they work at Yahoo. So, yeah.
2013-06-19 09:01:13 PM  
1 votes:

No Such Agency: SDRR:
Lsherm: Oh Jesus, I use my yahoo account to register for pr0n sites.  Someone is going to be very unhappy if I let it lapse.

You register to get pron? And, how do you know they wouldn't be delighted?

I'm guessing if you register for pr0n, you get a LOT of spam and links to malware.  And I doubt Yahoo mail is any good at filtering it.


HAH!  Says the person who has never had to register for a private yahoo/flickr group!

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I'm going to try and claim lshe­rm[nospam-﹫-backwards]oo­h­a­y*co­m just to gamble on the potential.


I'm sure that guy will have problems, but I'm pretty isolated in my fake online identities.  If there is an lshe­rm[nospam-﹫-backwards]oo­h­a­y*co­m, it wasn't me.  My Yahoo accounts were named after WWII planes and flowers that looked my wife's vagina.
2013-06-19 08:47:05 PM  
1 votes:
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/not my pup - he owns no clothes
2013-06-19 08:23:49 PM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: If someone gets my yahoo address they could then access my fark account. What if they did that, then posted something relevant, coherent and thought-provoking?

My reputation would be ruined.


Might be a good time to create a new email address and then change it in your profile.
2013-06-19 07:57:38 PM  
1 votes:
How can anyone from Yahoo even give this plan a go signal? Shouldn't they be the first ones to realize the dangers of doing such a thing, since they are the experts?
2013-06-19 07:53:46 PM  
1 votes:

Lsherm: sn82: sentex: sn82: I know several people that have had their accounts hacked this week. Once they release these emails it's going to get worse..

Most of the spam I get is from friends with yahoo accounts that get hacked bi-annually.

I get my gmail account hacked more than my yahoo account. I've had to reset my password several times.

Then turn on two-factor authentication and choose a better password.  Are you from 2006?


Yeah, I got everything under control captain.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-19 05:20:39 PM  
1 votes:
You could, for example, find a dormant Flickr account, which previously required a Yahoo email address.

That was my idea in the original thread. Some teen's long-forgotten stash of self-portraits is out there waiting for a caring man to cherish them.
 
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