Oct 5, 2017

10/05/2017: Have an old Yahoo account? You’ve been hacked.

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If you had a Yahoo account in 2013, it was hacked. Verizon, which now owns Yahoo, announced this week that all three billion of Yahoo’s accounts were hacked. Yahoo had previously said only one-third of user accounts were affected. Why…

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The largest data breach in history was bigger than we thought

Oct 5, 2017
All Yahoo accounts created before 2013 have been hacked.
The Yahoo logo is displayed in front of the Yahoo headquarters on July 2012 in Sunnyvale, California.
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If you had a Yahoo account in 2013, it was hacked. Verizon, which now owns Yahoo, announced this week that all three billion of Yahoo’s accounts were hacked. Yahoo had previously said only one-third of user accounts were affected. Why is the company just figuring this out now? On today’s show, we talk to Chester Wisniewski, a senior security researcher at Sophos, a network security company, about what happened and what you can do if you were affected.

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