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Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:03 am
by Henry Vilas
Do what you want. But don't be surprised if your account is compromised.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:14 pm
by Beaver
Henry Vilas wrote:Yet again. And I ask again, why would anyone have a Yahoo account?

And I ask again, what free email service is better than yahoo? What do you use for email, Henry?

Like Roy said, most of them get hacked. They don't make headlines as much because they have fewer users. I've tried a few others: gmail, outlook, charter but didn't like any of them as much as yahoo. Yahoo had a good interface and I like their portal with headlines, sports, etc.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:25 pm
by Henry Vilas
Beaver wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Yet again. And I ask again, why would anyone have a Yahoo account?

And I ask again, what free email service is better than yahoo? What do you use for email, Henry?

Yahoo email has been hacked many times over the years. My Outlook, not so much.

A Yahoo buyout was recently postponed (maybe cancelled) because of the latest hack.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:24 pm
by Bwis53
I never used my Yahoo account much. I'm thinking of just letting it go dormant.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:49 pm
by john_titor
Roy wrote:Anyone who uses yahoo or gmail email is asking for trouble. Both are strongholds for spammers. What do spammers want most? Email addresses!


There are no experts. Spit, glue and luck run our reality.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:58 pm
by Roy
john_titor wrote:
Roy wrote:Anyone who uses yahoo or gmail email is asking for trouble. Both are strongholds for spammers. What do spammers want most? Email addresses!


There are no experts. Spit, glue and luck run our reality.

Then I am sad for your lack of reality.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:38 am
by Beaver
New, highly effective phishing technique targeting Gmail users
http://nbc4i.com/2017/01/18/new-highly- ... ail-users/

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:10 pm
by Cadfael
Beaver wrote:New, highly effective phishing technique targeting Gmail users
http://nbc4i.com/2017/01/18/new-highly- ... ail-users/

In my own humble opinion this one WAS highly effective but has already hit its high point on the bell curve. Now that people know to look just a little closer at the location bar to see if it starts with "data:text/" it's on its way out.

But it was a really good trick for a while there. And it's a good argument for two-step authentication.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:14 pm
by Roy
Don't know what it will be for 2017, but the biggest problem for 2016 was Ransomeware. Harder to get rid of than most virus.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:07 pm
by Henry Vilas
"Forged cookie" used to access Yahoo accounts.

Are any Yahoo email users on this forum having this problem?

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:34 pm
by Bwis53
Henry Vilas wrote:"Forged cookie" used to access Yahoo accounts.

Are any Yahoo email users on this forum having this problem?

I have one I haven't used in a very long time. Doesn't Yahoo let these go dormant?
I never used to for anything but friend email.

Re: Yahoo breach

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:56 pm
by Beaver
Russian Hackers Targeted Nearly Half of States' Voter Registration Systems, Successfully Infiltrated 4
http://abcnews.go.com/US/russian-hacker ... d=42435822

"He emphasized that voter registration databases -— not the voting system itself — are being targeted by hackers. "This is very different than the vote system in the United States, which is very, very hard for someone to hack into because it's so clunky and dispersed," Comey said, adding that states should be in contact with the Department of Homeland Security and "make sure that their deadbolts are thrown and their locks are on."

...Meanwhile, another top Homeland Security official and the head of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission both said a cyberattack could not change the outcome of the 2016 election.

Dr. Andy Ozment, the assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, told lawmakers on Wednesday that the hackers who broke into the voter registration system in Illinois and targeted a similar system in Arizona appear to have been looking to copy the personal information in those databases and perhaps then sell that information online. The aim was apparently not to affect the election process, he said. "We have not seen intrusions intended to in any way impact individuals' votes and actual voting," Ozment said."