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31 July 2012

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Yahoo Voices Hacked! Around 450K Account Passwords Leaked


Over-450-000-Usernames-and-Passwords-Leaked-Likely-from-Yahoo-VoicesSecurity is that thing which can never be compromised. Same happens with Yahoo recently around 450,000 login passwords posted/leaked on internet by the hacker group- D33ds. A list titled “Owned and Exposed” which is “brought to you by the D33Ds Company” was posted online revealing a number of details for the service including all of the email addresses and passwords for Yahoo Voices’ 450,000 users. Now if you are a Yahoo member its time to change your password. The affected accounts appeared to belong to a voice-over-Internet-protocol, or VOIP, service called Yahoo Voices, which runs on Yahoo’s instant messenger. So lets read it more on How Yahoo Hacked?

How Yahoo Voice Hacked?

The hackers say they were able to obtain the credentials through an SQL injection by injecting powerful database commands into them, attackers can trick back-end servers into dumping huge amounts of sensitive information. Yahoo truly apologizes for the attack and now working to fix the vulnerability that led to the disclosure.

What Yahoo Says about it?

Earlier Yahoo confirmed that their database was hacked on Thursday and provided the following statement as given below:

“An older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network (previously Associated Content) containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo! and other company users names and passwords was compromised yesterday, Of these, less than 5% of the Yahoo! accounts had valid passwords. We are taking immediate action by fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users and notifying the companies whose users accounts may have been compromised. We apologize to all affected users. We encourage users to change their passwords on a regular basis and also familiarize themselves with our online safety tips at security.yahoo.com."

What's Next?

Now If you use Yahoo Voices, you should probably change your password now. Make sure that your password is hard to guess, long, contains uppercase and lowercase properly, use special symbols also, avoid format like 123456 and not a word from dictionary. Also never use your Yahoo account password same as in your Social Media accounts.

Must Read- How to Choose Strong Passwords To Protect Yourself From Hackers ?



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