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Have A Yahoo Email Account – It Is Time To Go

Yahoo – it definitely is time to go

First we had 500 million accounts that were hacked , now Yahoo tells us that 1 billion were hacked in 2013 and guess what – your information was for sale on the internet

Yahoo says that affected accounts may have had data stolen such as email addresses, telephone numbers ,dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers – this is not good especially when many use the same across multiple accounts ( which you should not be doing ).

So what is really concerning is that Yahoo has still not identified how the data was stolen.

So what should you do?

  • Change your password again should be the number 1 thing
  • If you used your password and security questions elsewhere , go to those accounts and change them

However if I were a Yahoo user I would delete my account or just stop using it.

More information can be found here :How to delete or protect your Yahoo account

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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