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Yahoo says 450,000 accounts have been hacked - and today, 1,000,000 accounts from Android and 400,00 accounts from Nvidia have been hacked - updated July 17
Yahoo says that 450,000 or more Yahoo and other email sites were compromised
Sunday evening I put up a blog on a major breach of accounts and passwords with Yahoo.
Click on the following:
As well as the following:
Be sure to read the comments on the last article.
Today, July 17th, the BBC has a further important article:
In addition, ithe BBC revealed today (July 17) that one million user IDs had been stolen from the Android forum, and graphics hardware maker Nvidia said 400,000 passwords had been stolen from its forums.
It is my feeling that, if more hackings occur in the future, people will be much less willing to buy things via the internet than now. What seems to be happening is that once a major security breach is repaired (and that information is let out onto the internet), another security breach takes place. People are not going to stand for this, especially as bank cards and social security numbers are stolen and placed on line.
In many ways, we are behind many of these hackings. The following article makes it very clear, from the New York Times:
But the good thing is, if there is a good thing at all, that more people will eventually buy their goods locally - and that's especially welcome because many of the large Internet companies pay no tax in many states. We have to have that tax to pay for the local things we need - teachers, firefighters, all the many things that make a community what it is, prepare young people well for adulthood, and allow people to be safely in their homes and neighborhoods.
I use the Internet a lot - but the internet is a two-edged sword, and I will talk about that further at a later date.
Right now, check your passwords and change them!