Security experts continue to hammer Yahoo for storing usernames and passwords in plain text
By Gregg Keizer
July 13, 2012 04:09 PM ET
Computerworld - Yahoo today said it has fixed the flaw that allowed hackers to steal more than 450,000 passwords from one of its many services.
The company also provided more information about whose passwords had been pilfered.
"We have...now fixed this vulnerability, deployed additional security measures for affected Yahoo! users, enhanced our underlying security controls and are in the process of notifying affected users," the company announced in a post to its blog early Friday.
Yahoo has offered no specific information about the attack, how it was carried out or even when. It confirmed the attack Thursday.