Yahoo Hacking – 4.5 Lacs Yahoo Passwords Stolen & Posted Online

Nowadays, It is very common to listen the news of Hacking. Privacy & security of the websites and our personal or confidential information is at risk. When hacker are able to hack or hijack world’s biggest social platforms like Yahoo, LinkedIn etc. then how can we surely say that our information is safe.
LinkedIn Hacking- on June 6, A Russian Hackers hacked about 6.5 Million LinkedIn Encrypted & Hashed Passwords.
Yahoo Hacking- On July 11, Yahoo has confirmed that some attackers breaches its security system and leaked about 4.5 Lacs user’s Login passwords & posted the list online. Yahoo confirmed in a statement-
“An attacker breached company systems July 11 and lifted the data from archived information related to the Yahoo Contributor Network,”Yahoo Security Network Hacked- Login Passwords Leaked It’s good to know that the hackers were not attached on Yahoo’s security network because of any harm but they just want to warn web & social network publishers about their bad security practices.
More Information about Yahoo Hacking – Read More
A Yahoo’s Spokesperson said -
“At Yahoo we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products. We are currently investigating the claims of a compromise of Yahoo user IDs,”
“We encourage users to change their passwords on a regular basis and also familiarise themselves with our online safety tips at security.yahoo.com.”
Its not enough, hackers reaches to other biggest platforms like Gmail, Hotmail, AOL. Check out NewYork Times complete Report on Security.
Refer the section at blog of sucuri.net - Yahoo Leak Analysis – Overview
Be careful and always keep your password as long as possible, may be it’s hard to remember but you’ll be safe by such hijackers.

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