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My Yahoo Email Account Got Hacked

Old 09-22-14, 05:30 PM
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My Yahoo Email Account Got Hacked

I woke up this morning and noted an email in my "sent" folder with my name as the sender and 15 of my contacts as the addressees. The body of the email contained a link re: the manufacturing of roofies. As I had a lot more than 15 contacts, I'm not sure why only 14 were selected. Under the link was my full name.

While I certainly have heard of something like this happening to others, this still all came as quite a surprise to me as I had a pretty strong password which contained both upper and lower-case letters, a number and a special character. So, I'm very surprised that someone was still able to get access.

Once I took note of what had occurred, I immediately changed my password in all 3 of my email accounts and set up a second sign-in verification in the event someone tries to log into my account from a device that is not recognized by Yahoo.

So far, everything has been fine today but I've been monitoring my 3 accounts very closely, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
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Old 09-22-14, 05:35 PM
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I left Yahoo Mail for that very reason. I would create long strong passwords and still get hacked.
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Old 09-22-14, 05:36 PM
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Did you choose G-Mail instead?
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Old 09-22-14, 05:44 PM
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Did you choose G-Mail instead?
Yes. I have multiple accounts with G-Mail and no issues in terms of any account being compromised.
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Old 09-22-14, 05:57 PM
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Aren't Yahoo and Gmail linked, now? I'm pretty sure I check my Yahoo groups via my Gmail login.
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Old 09-22-14, 06:13 PM
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I also found out today when attempting to change passwords in my i-phone for my 3 Yahoo accounts that it no longer allows me to check mail using the phone's mail function (according to a Sprint tech rep). According to said rep, Yahoo is forcing it's email account users to log in through their website to get to their email in order to be exposed to their ads. Suckage!!! She said that I wouldn't have this problem with Gmail. Can anyone independently confirm this? Btw, it's been a pretty sucky day!
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Yahoo seems to get hacked regularly. Like every few weeks or so.
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That's totally unacceptable if true. This is my first incident after using Yahoo! mail (multiple accounts) for many years. Needless to say, I was not happy to awaken with this turd in my lap.
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I also found out today when attempting to change passwords in my i-phone for my 3 Yahoo accounts that it no longer allows me to check mail using the phone's mail function (according to a Sprint tech rep). According to said rep, Yahoo is forcing it's email account users to log in through their website to get to their email in order to be exposed to their ads. Suckage!!! She said that I wouldn't have this problem with Gmail. Can anyone independently confirm this? Btw, it's been a pretty sucky day!
Gmail doesn't require you to login to any website. Just open the app and check your mail. I have 4 accounts and no ads.

I used yahoo until around 2008 when it just got so awful that I couldn't stand it anymore.
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Old 09-22-14, 07:23 PM
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I'll be off Yahoo within 24 hours.
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J4ck5tr4w was not a strong password.
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Old 09-22-14, 07:40 PM
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Are Jack Straw nude selfies out now?

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Old 09-22-14, 07:43 PM
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I wish I was half as famous enough to have anyone take notice
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Old 09-22-14, 08:24 PM
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My yahoo account has been hacked 3 times in the past 2 years.
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Old 09-22-14, 08:25 PM
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I left Yahoo around 2005 because of their hackageness. And their ads suck.
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Where did you move to? Gmail?
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I also found out today when attempting to change passwords in my i-phone for my 3 Yahoo accounts that it no longer allows me to check mail using the phone's mail function (according to a Sprint tech rep). According to said rep, Yahoo is forcing it's email account users to log in through their website to get to their email in order to be exposed to their ads.
This is so not true. I have been using yahoo as my spam receiving account. (I only use this account if it's one time sign-up and know that I will get spammed) I have been using iphone's mail to receive emails from yahoo all this time with no problem. Even having upgraded to IOS 8.0 now, no problem. She doesn't know what she's talking about.
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Where did you move to? Gmail?
Among a few others I have, yes. My spam sure went down as well.
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Switch over to Compuserve email.
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Old 09-22-14, 11:49 PM
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Dude, if your email is that important, I have 3 words for you: Two factor authentication.
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And if you're not down with that, I got two words for ya!
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And if you're not down with that, I got two words for ya!
Donkey punch?

Wiggle chicken?

Party stamina?

Prison sauce?

http://creativitygames.net/random-wo.../randomwords/2
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And if you're not down with that, I got two words for ya!
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Old 09-24-14, 08:48 AM
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Re: My Yahoo Email Account Got Hacked

I've had the same yahoo email for more than 15 years, no issues. It works on my iPhone 5, iOS8.

I'm not a "power" email user, so I never moved to Gmail. I also don't want Google to look at my email (Yahoo is fine). But I use chrome so...
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Old 09-24-14, 05:52 PM
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I'm almost up to 20 years of yahoo mail and I've only been compromised once, and I think it was someone at college in my dorm room when I left the room with my email open.
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