After hackers leaked more than 450,000 Yahoo passwords, do we need any more proof that our security measures are lacking in both strength and imagination?
By Dan Tynan, ITworld Jul 15, 2012 6:48 pm
Don?t look now, but your Yahoo password may be in the public domain. A hacker group known as D33D has posted some 450,000 Yahoo loginsfor the world to download. I won?t tell you where to find them; I am sure you can figure that out all by yourself.
The hack affected Yahoo Voices, a crappy content mill, not to be confused with Yahoo Voice, a crappy IP telephony service. Voices (plural) started out life as Associated Content, known around these parts as the Evil Dung Heap of the InterWebs. Yahoo Voices is a Web site for people who desperately want to be published authors, as well as for publishers who desperately want to avoid paying actual authors a living wage.
So forgive me if I am feeling a bit churlish over this breach. The first question that comes to mind is, does anyone still use Yahoo? Really? Why?
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