Yahoo Says 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked
By VINDU GOEL and NICOLE PERLROTHD
EC. 14, 2016
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SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo, already reeling from its September disclosure that 500 million user accounts had been hacked in 2014, disclosed Wednesday that a different attack in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts.
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There are too many good password utilities that make this unnecessary.
I have over three hundred sites where I have accounts and no site has the same password.
AND, my passwords are as long as the site allows and with whatever mix of character types they allow.
My financial sites (i.e., the banks and brokerage) have their passwords written down off line.
(Yeah, that a small PIA but I sleep better.)
Ask me if you need information security advice.
Otherwise, you’re just a target waiting for the random hacker or script kiddie.
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