Today in the news: Yahoo passwords stolen

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Quote of note

"We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat. There have been many security holes exploited in Web servers belonging to Yahoo! Inc. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take them lightly." – Note on a webpage that hackers posted stolen Yahoo login information to. The hackers claimed more than 450,000 passwords were stolen and posted. Yahoo issued a statement apologizing and said users should regularly change their passwords.

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