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(ABC)   Yahoo email addresses and passwords stolen. Company braces for complaints from all seven users   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 26
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4764 clicks; posted to Geek » on 01 Feb 2014 at 3:02 AM (28 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-01 01:18:08 AM
7 votes:
Yahoo email addresses and passwords stolen. Company braces for complaints from all seven users

I guess the FAIL tag is for subby.

FTFA:  Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google's Gmail

In other words, subby.....you're a moron.
2014-02-01 09:41:31 AM
2 votes:
If you have internet service from AT&T you are using yahoo for your email if you have an @ameritech.net, @sbcglobal.net, or @att.net account in the midwest and ay of the other subsidiaries around the country.  No word yet if these have been targeted as well.
2014-02-01 04:33:03 AM
2 votes:
Poverty and a bad credit score are my protections against identity theft.
2014-02-01 04:15:58 AM
2 votes:
Hey fark  you subby. I have a yahoo addy and it's just fine.

Now give me your apology.
2014-02-01 03:28:41 AM
2 votes:

super_grass: Damn. All those spam whipping-boy accounts, compromised by hackers.


How many of those throwaway accounts do you think were used to sign up for services which have your credit card on file? Where the email account can be used to access the "forgot my password" feature?
2014-02-01 03:15:06 AM
2 votes:
I still have a yahoo address.  Nothing important though.  Mainly semi-span, semi-not spam goes in there.  I have more secured emails for important crap.
2014-02-01 03:09:57 AM
2 votes:
OH CRAP!

They readin' my spam box...my precious throwaway email account...
2014-02-01 10:48:42 AM
1 votes:
I've had the same Yahoo account as my main email since the 90s. I'm always annoyed at these morons who change their email every 6 months because they got a new ISP, got themselves locked out of their old account or just because something newer and trendy came along.

It works as good as any other email service and best of all they're not constantly changing how everything's set up simply for the sake of change.
2014-02-01 09:05:57 AM
1 votes:
Apparently, there's a fair number of Yahoo employees on Fark.
2014-02-01 08:37:22 AM
1 votes:
Having signed up for 200+ yahoo email accounts in the last 10 years, all under phony names and info, I just can't give a rat's ass.
2014-02-01 07:59:05 AM
1 votes:
I still use my Yahoo address for random, unimportant stuff. Actually my Fark account is tied to it, so there you go.
2014-02-01 06:47:39 AM
1 votes:
I use my Yahoo email account here and a few other websites. Their spam filter is quite good. The spam folder always has 30 times more in it than the inbox.
2014-02-01 06:43:28 AM
1 votes:
Thank god my Prodigy account didn't get hacked.

Prodigy: A partnership that combined Sears' strengths in IT with IBM's skills in retail marketing.
2014-02-01 06:40:44 AM
1 votes:
Great. So some idiot Russian mafia guy is going to start using my anon porn and spam and throwaway email addresses.

/Bigthickstud (at) yahoo
//Horsecalk (at yahoo
2014-02-01 05:34:15 AM
1 votes:

Shelbyville: Everything yahoo does is second rate, buggy and years behind the competition.


Yahoo's news aggregation portal is pretty good as is their sports reporting but pretty much everything else I've used from Yahoo is as you described it.
2014-02-01 05:13:53 AM
1 votes:
After reading this, I went on to my Yahoo account to change the password, and I checked the email while at it. The only noteworthy piece of mail was a notice in September that someone has reported one of my Yahoo Answers for violating community rules -- done for no reason I could see. Much too late to appeal.

And then I was irritated and also reminded how little I use the account, and finally didn't even bother changing the password since it's exclusive to that account and it doesn't even have my real name attached to it.
2014-02-01 04:21:10 AM
1 votes:
I hope no one is still using their old yahoo account as the recovery address for their current and much hipper domain name one.
2014-02-01 03:46:57 AM
1 votes:
If you really want to see how many people have a active yahoo account, just go to their comment section on anything dealing with politics.
/he'll, you can go to any article of yahoo and they will turn the comment section into farks politics tab
2014-02-01 03:30:17 AM
1 votes:

dangelder: *********


You realize we can see your password, don't you?
2014-02-01 03:25:44 AM
1 votes:
Damn, my AdBlockPlus goes apeshiat when I go to abc.com.  100 blocked assholes?  shiat!
2014-02-01 03:25:43 AM
1 votes:
Everything yahoo does is second rate, buggy and years behind the competition. Have two yahoo accounts dating to the late nineties when my parents ditched aol for a DSL. Only use they still have are spam email addresses. Their email client is god awful compared to gmail.

But my paranoia made me change those passwords. Cause lord knows I'm not reading all the thousands of unread messages and not taking a chance someone finds something in there they can use against me.
2014-02-01 03:23:22 AM
1 votes:
Well, if you are one of the other 6 people who still use Yahoo, keep an eye out for bogus emails from Amazon.  The email will try to get you to open it to see details about a recent order.  Telltale sign is no logos anywhere.  I'm sure there are others going around but the Amazon angle is very recent.
2014-02-01 03:21:02 AM
1 votes:

generallyso: Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google's Gmail, according to the research firm comScore. There are 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the U.S.


If they're counting the total number of accounts that have ever been opened with Yahoo rather than those which are currently active I might believe that.


Didnt they do a clean out not all that long ago to clear the dead accounts out??
2014-02-01 03:20:08 AM
1 votes:
Damn. All those spam whipping-boy accounts, compromised by hackers.
2014-02-01 03:12:39 AM
1 votes:
Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google's Gmail, according to the research firm comScore. There are 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the U.S.


If they're counting the total number of accounts that have ever been opened with Yahoo rather than those which are currently active I might believe that.
2014-02-01 03:10:38 AM
1 votes:
Oh Noes!!!  Don't hack that abandoned email account I haven't used in over a decade!
You might get access to all of the dick growing pill spam messages that have accumulated over the past 4000 days.

"Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google's Gmail "

Ok.  When was the last time you emailed someone who wasn't your grandmother who had a @Yahoo address?

I can't think of one off the top of my head.

/I hope they don't do something dastardly like hack AOL next.
 
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