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Are you a Yahoo Voices user? If so, you need to jump online right away and change your password because it may have been compromised. Not only were the password stolen, but email addresses for every user of the service was posted, so it is not even necessary for someone to figure out the email associated with the password.

The people responsible for posting the 450,000 passwords call themselves D33Ds Company. They claim they posted the information contained in the file in not meant to serve as a warning for any greater attack, but rather as a “wake up call” to the people at Yahoo.

The D33Ds Company claims that there are “many security holes exploited in web servers belonging to Yahoo! Inc. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure”. Posting passwords online might not be a good thing for users of the site, but it could be worse. There could have been exposure of payment information or social security numbers.

They actually say that they are posting this information to protect users from further damage that could come from the vulnerabilities. It’s possible that they could have chosen a less drastic way to get their message across than making the passwords public.

Again, if you use Yahoo Voices, change your password now. If you are one of those people who use the same password for multiple accounts (which is not a good idea), then you should also change any other accounts that use the same password.

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Source: Mashable

  1. Kaashif Haja
    August 19, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I don't use Yahoo that much.
    I hope this doesn't happen to G Mail!

  2. Igor Rizvi?
    July 31, 2012 at 12:26 am

    omg :S

  3. Deepak Kapoor
    July 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Google FTW

  4. Ben
    July 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Are hackers getting smarter or are users getting sloppier?

    • Saikat Basu
      July 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

      When a service is hacked en mass, it means that hackers are getting smarter, and the service is not taking precautions. But the old maxim holds true - if it's made by man, it can be unmade too. Yahoo was quick and fixed the glitch.

      http://ycorpblog.com/2012/07/13/yahoo-0713201/

  5. motsmanish
    July 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

    If such activities continued, soon people might get De-motivated to try out every other site with fear of loosing personal info. Those market which are dependent on person's personal info added on social networks.

    • motsmanish
      July 14, 2012 at 10:56 am

      contd.. will get affected.

  6. Muhammad Ahmad
    July 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

    LinkedIn, Yahoo, Hotmail, Formspring, what's going on,

    • Greg
      July 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      Everyone but Google :)

      • Muhammad Ahmad
        July 15, 2012 at 3:57 am

        CVE-2012-1889 google named it state sponsored attack.

  7. Jay Maynard
    July 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

    You can check to see if your e-mail is one of the ones leaked here: http://labs.sucuri.net/?yahooleak

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