Yahoo confirms theft of 450K unencrypted passwords:…

Yahoo confirms theft of 450K unencrypted! claims that only 5% of the 450,000 stolen account names had valid passwords.  But that’s still 22,500 more accounts than I’m comfortable with … especially since they say approximately 100,000 of the 450K accounts included Gmail addresses and more than 55,000 contained Hotmail addresses.Although the article doesn’t specifically rule it out, I’m concerned other Yahoo properties too, like Yahoo Groups — especially if you happen to use the same account-name for both Yahoo! and Yahoo Groups.My suggestion is, if you have a Yahoo Groups or other Yahoo! property account, that you change the password as soon as you can — this goes double if you have an actual Yahoo! account.  Also, if you happened to use the same password for Yahoo! as you do for your email account, change your email password too!Better safe, than sorry.
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