What will you do about yahoo?

By Hope
@1hopefulman (30212)
Canada
December 15, 2016 8:28am CST
As you know, more than a billion accounts were hacked and information stolen. Does that mean that someone has all our information that was stored in our emails that we have saved? And now someone could use that information to rob us or harm us or our loved ones? How safe are we on the internet? What will you do about yahoo or any other online information that you now have stored where you thought it was safe?
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@LadyDuck (163917)
• Switzerland
15 Dec 16
I stopped using Yahoo when they had a major problem about 3 years ago. Of course Internet is not safe, if we can access our online data, any hacker can do.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
What email service do you use now?
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@LadyDuck (163917)
• Switzerland
15 Dec 16
@1hopefulman I use gmail for non important things and our Swiss provider for important messages.
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@Hannihar (38270)
4 Jan
@LadyDuck Anna, I have gmail. Do you like it? I really like it.
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@Kandae11 (38732)
15 Dec 16
The internet is progress, but I have always harbored suspicions about its safety.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
Do you think that yahoo was asleep at the watch? Are you going to keep using yahoo?
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@Kandae11 (38732)
15 Dec 16
@1hopefulman I have never used yahoo - and after hearing this news I certainly won't be using it.
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@Corbin5 (109661)
• United States
15 Dec 16
I already changed my password on Yahoo this morning, and all sites I use have different passwords. Hope that is enough, but will change my Yahoo password every month from now on.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
I think that is a great idea about changing our password on a regular interval and using a different password for every site!
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@db20747 (8479)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
28 Jan
@1hopefulman That's a good idea because my password is the same for practically every site.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Dec 16
I don't think I have stored any information that will harm me I hope
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
Great! I saved all my poems that now could be published and I could lose a lot of money.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Dec 16
@1hopefulman I sure hope that doesn't happen. Seems the bad guys are always 2 steps ahead of the good guys.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
@fishtiger58 I think that Yahoo fell asleep on the watch. They should have been awake but they were asleep.
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@db20747 (8479)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
28 Jan
I still use email and now that I think of it, emails from my credit cards go there, I am worried a little, I might just have to stop those emails from going to yahoo. My good friend won't use email for any correspondence. I need to look into what to do. What do U think I should do???
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
29 Jan
I think we have put too much confidence in the internet and it might be good to be more cautious. I used to have a high limit on my credit card but have reduced to an amount that won't ruin me if it is stolen.
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@db20747 (8479)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
29 Jan
@1hopefulman should I stop credit card notifications to yahoo email?
@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
29 Jan
@db20747 Maybe you should ask the credit card security if if there is any danger?
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@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Dec 16
I seldom use Yahoo. But I have an email account in Yahoo which I almost don't use it at all. I think in the internet there is nothing to be 100% safe. Especially after watching the movie about Snowden. If you are worried about it, at least you shall zip your important files with password. It is much more difficult to decode the zipped files with password.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
You are right, nothing is safe on the internet or anywhere else. I don't know anything about "zipping" except that I do that with my pants most of the time.
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@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Dec 16
@1hopefulman You can use a software called Winrar to zip and unzip your files with the password.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
@youless Thank you!
@Hannihar (38270)
4 Jan
I have gmail and love it. If I have any questions I ask my technician because he helps me with many things.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
4 Jan
I also have a gmail account but I find Yahoo better. Maybe because it was first and I got used to it.
@Hannihar (38270)
4 Jan
@1hopefulman I only use Yahoo as backup and love gmail Felix.
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@averygirl72 (16634)
• Philippines
16 Dec 16
I just hope my Paypal account won't be hacked
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
I have never yet had a problem.
@averygirl72 (16634)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
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@RasmaSandra (18420)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Dec 16
I believe this has happened before. I have a Yahoo email account but I believe I have not information in there that anyone could use for anything. My two favorite emails are gmail and GMX so perhaps I will close up the Yahoo one except that I have it because some friends have it too and we can communicate better. Well thanks for the warning I'll take a look at what happens.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
I think the suggestion to change our password once a month will be wise.
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@JESSY3236 (6753)
• United States
15 Dec 16
I have a Yahoo account, but I don't use it. I use AOL, Outlook, and gmail.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
Good that there are alternatives.
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@skysnap (17808)
15 Dec 16
Yahoo is indeed getting riskier these days.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
What email service do you use? Do you think Gmail is better?
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@amadeo (67807)
• United States
15 Dec 16
I do not use Yahoo and heard about this.Nothing is safe any moe
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
So true, nothing is safe! What email do you use?
@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
15 Dec 16
I don't use Yahoo and I'm glad I don't at this point. I know my son uses it, so I hope that his information is safe, but who really knows. I put very little information out there online.
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
You are wise!
@AkoPinay (10040)
• Philippines
15 Dec 16
Haven't done anything yet :(
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@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
I will be more careful as to what information I store there in the future or anywhere else. When I do my online banking, I change my code after every use and I do it by phone. I hope that's safe.
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