Saturday

Yahoo! Hack Should Prod You Into Changing Other Passwords Too

If the current Yahoo! hack (where hundreds of millions of accounts were exposed by "state-sponsored" hackers) does anything, it probably serves as a good reminder to change your Yahoo! (and other) passwords asap. 

The thing is, many of us re-use passwords among different website. Human nature and computer security are often at loggerheads, and once someone gets access to one account, they can often get clues to allow them to get into others - particularly if you use "kitten123!" as your password for all your email accounts...

In my case, Yahoo! mail was my first email account, and I have it set up as a recovery email address for a couple of other non-Yahoo! accounts. That has changed in the last couple of days, and so have many of my passwords.



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