Yahoo's security measures stink. Just about everyone I know that has a yahoo email has been hacked over the past two months or so. As much as I'm not a big fan of Google at least they offer a two-factor authentication option.
Yeah but in reality a company isn't going to overhaul a security system unless they absolutely have to. So while hackers are mostly scum in the tech world, at the same time they're the driving force behind the reasoning for innovation. So maybe Yahoo didn't see a need to update their security, but now they do. Lesson learned.
Same thing as us. I'm not going to purchase a home security system because I don't think I need one. But the minute my house is robbed, you can bet your ass I'm going to get more than a dead bolt installed.
For once I was affected by something in the hack list.
Most I got from it was 20 new spam message's and started spamming random people on contacts list.
Which was my other email account that I check so I knew I was hacked.
"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," the company is quoted as saying.
[citation][nom]830hobbes[/nom]How can sql injection work against real tech companies?! Also, why the hell don't the hash and salt people's passwords? It's insane that the tiny, shitty site I run has better security than yahoo...[/citation]
Lack of respect for personal information from its users is the issue, they simply don't take the data they amassed seriously . I hope FBI or wherever agency is investigating ALSO investigates Yahoo if they took adequate measures to protect the data from its users or if it was negligence, a simple SQL injection sure sounds like it!