You may have read in press reports that Yahoo! recently confirmed an older file containing approximately 450,000 email addresses and passwords—provided by writers who had joined Associated Content prior to May 2010—was publicly posted on the Internet. This file was a standalone file that was not used to grant access to Yahoo! systems and services. This message is being sent to an email address in this compromised file.
We are taking important steps to address this issue and have now fixed the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of the data and enhanced our underlying security controls. As a non-Yahoo! account holder, we apologize that we cannot provide you a direct means to secure your account. We strongly recommend that you employ the security mechanisms recommended by your email service provider to secure your account.
Additionally, given the high frequency of consumers using the same login information on services across the Internet, we strongly advise users to:
• Change their passwords for any account they hold every few months,
• Use a different password for each service or website, and
• Create passwords using a mixture of characters, symbols, and numbers.
We also suggest that you proactively monitor the activity on any account you have created online. Specifically, be on the lookout for spam originating from your email, and check your sign-in activity from time to time. If you see anything suspicious—like your account was accessed in Romania when you were home in Chicago—you should change your password immediately.
We take security very seriously at Yahoo! and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products. In addition, we will continue to take significant measures to protect our users and their data.
We sincerely apologize for this matter.
A lot of people either don't read their email or they skim through it and might have over looked the email. Just trying to help!
by Stacie L5 years ago
Yahoo has been in the news lately ,because some hackers broke into their data base and stole thousands of passwords..I've had to log in and out repeatedly and change passwords often Now twitter is reporting the same...
by Laurel Rogers5 years ago
Most of these 'communications' are unsolicited-like hair restoration ads!-though they claim I did subscribe. I've spent most of the day unsubscribing from all of them, and I have 3,604 to go. Needless to...
by N. Ramius7 years ago
I just came across this news article:http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/18/technol … /index.htmThought I'd share since some of you write for AC.
by Glen7 years ago
Read more...AC recently made a change to the payment system to writers outside of the US, ie: not paying us anymore.And $100 million?That would mean that HubPages is worth a billion dollars.
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Hi! I'm excited to be here!I'll be honest I currently have a deep, dark foggy cloud surrounding me........... as I learned today that Yahoo Voices is closing. I am devastated and honestly in a complete shock. I...
by ngureco6 years ago
I received the emailed quoted below and wondered if it could be for real. If not, what is the sender of this email aiming at achieving?From: Yahoo! To: Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 5:47 PMSubject: Your mailbox has...
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