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  • #4483
    Nick Francesco
    Nick Francesco
    Keymaster

    Time to change all those passwords!

    #4485
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    Google and Yahoo affected.

    Time to switch to Hotmail? 🙂

    #4487

    ScreenScream
    Participant

    They can have my yahoo account if they want it. The service has done nothing except get worse since I started using it 15 years ago, and they’ve made some money off me, so I’m up for changing email servers.

    The problem is, who? No way am I using gmail, too much of an aversion to the big Goober as well. (Sigh)

    #4488

    RChandra
    Participant

    Also enable, where possible, multifactor authentication. Most sites use RFC 6238 time-based one-time passwords (TOTPs). There are many, many implementations for Android, iOS, and even HTML5 (uses the Web Storage API to store the keys in your browser). Even if your password is compromised, it won’t be useful unless the TOTP is also known.

    #4504

    Racerbob
    Participant

    Great idea to change passwords often,no matter what. I also just ran across this article just now…Turns out that this particular breach may not be as bad as it originally was thought.

    http://www.neowin.net/news/google-mailru-and-yahoo-claim-that-more-than-98-of-the-leaked-credentials-were-bogus

    #4513
    Christian
    Christian
    Participant

    My mail server isn’t accessible from the public internet and requires a VPN connection for sending and receiving.

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