If you have, change the password at those other sites to unique, complex passwords. What else could they access? Can I delete my account? He gave me the link with instructions. And now I'm curious as to how they did it! Sometimes that will then hit a spam filter and not go through. It may not be the case of your email account getting attacked. If you recycled your Yahoo password on a different account, go change your password on that account too. Q: Yahoo said in some cases encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers were stolen. In this instance, you'll need to enter your Yahoo email addresses to see whether your account has been affected.
It checks for Heartbleed and other vulnerabilities. You might consider getting Thunderbird or another e-mail client that can download your Yahoo mail to your computer. So, now, your email address is on 20 computers. Please help me understand the situation I'm in. Getty Images In September 2016, Yahoo revealed.
Each time you try to access your account, Yahoo will send a confirmation to your phone. When they break into an account they then clear out all your contacts and email and change your password to lock the rightful owner out. Although it doesn't say what to look for, start by checking outgoing emails. When attackers have a lot of details about you like the ones Yahoo said were stolen in this hack it makes it much easier for them to craft convincing email lures. I don't know how my account got hacked into, but I felt pretty violated. It even eliminates the need to memorize a Yahoo password. First, delete all the addresses and the 're: re: re:.
Have no idea what it was so the password will remain as is. On most systems, the passwords are encrypted. So now you have a clean note, as if you were the original creator. We are working with federal law enforcement to find and prosecute the perpetrators responsible for this attack. Never use the same password twice Repeat after us: Never use the same password twice. If you enter a mobile phone number, you will be taken to a page asking for a security code. If anyone emails asking for your password, it's a red flag -- even if it looks like it's coming from a legitimate place like Yahoo or a bank.
Either way, you should change your password but I suspect that it won't help a lot. The advice to use a password vault is a good one, and it can help prevent keyloggers from capturing your password as you type it - but you don't want them to see your password to the vault either. It would still pay to install a browser that can install No Script or Script Safe,, and there will be a learning curve there. These platforms generate and store passwords and security answers for every account you have, so you only have to remember a single master password. I'm looking forward to your response.
Recently my Yahoo email account of over 10 years got hacked into. Yahoo previously said it affected 1 billion accounts. My email was working just fine until a month ago when my pw no longer worked, out of the blue. Everyone tries to check their emails one day and find out they can not access their account is a scary sight. Everyone on my contact list was sent an email from a similar but different email address, stating that I was stranded in a foreign country and needed help getting back and asked for money! A: Make sure you have not used your Yahoo password at any other sites or online accounts that you value or that hold potentially sensitive information about you. Q: That sounds pretty bad.
In my opinion, Yahoo is extremely unreliable. Here's what happens: Someone sends a joke email to you and 20 friends. A: Spam, spam, and spam. Run by security researcher Troy Hunt — the free database tracks online breaches and allows anyone to check whether their email address has been included in a publicly-available leak. That's a high expectation for most normal folks, so instead. It also has a software update checker of its own, that helps keep up with all emergency versions or patches of the top popular applications, such as Chrome or Firefox.
I've received other e-mails like that, from other Yahoo users, and they all seem to be the same -- their contact list was stolen from Yahoo. The best password managers will let you import your already existing passwords, email accounts, and will allow you to access your account on multiple platforms, Operating Systems, and devices. Keeping them patched is the best armor - bar none. It could be the Heartbleed bug or something like it or the spammers have some other way to capture the contact list from a known Yahoo address. Avoid using common passwords like 1-2-3-4-5-6 or p-a-s-s-w-o-r-d see , and include a mixture of numbers, letters and characters.