If You love to share your voice then must you must be using Yahoo! Voice. Well, here That is not the problem that you use yahoo! voice but there is a problem that you have to concerned about.As like the Linked password Breach case yahoo! voice the premier VoIP company faced similar or you can say bigger security breach.
The beleaguered Internet company Yahoo! confirmed the security breach on july 11 and provided the following statement:
“An older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network (previously Associated Content) containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo! and other company users names and passwords was compromised yesterday, Of these, less than 5% of the Yahoo! accounts had valid passwords. We are taking immediate action by fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users and notifying the companies whose users accounts may have been compromised. 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.”
In the LinkedIn security breach ,the passwords are not available in plain text like in Yahoo case . linked In passwords were encrypted by MD5 hash check. but in this case passwords are in simply text format that anyone who knows English can read.
See the list of password here .
Thursday morning a hacker group called itself “ D33ds Company” posted the list on it’s site. The security breach in the method of Union-based SQL Injection. They announced , “We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this sub domain 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”
How to check my e-mail is compromised or not??
The security breach makes afraid to every yahoo voice user. If you want to check your password is compromised or not you can manually download the password list and check your email id
you can check your email by a tool developed by sucuri malware labs
What to do when i know my account is compromised ??
Everyone who’s ever registered with Associated Content or Yahoo! Voices should change their passwords for that account immediately, and do the same for any other account that used the same password or registered email address.
How to make my password stronger?
As in the previous case we have given you the security measures to protect your account . You nothing can do about a site’s security breach but you can make them possibly stronger and secure.
Security firm Eset also took a look at the hacked data and pulled out the 10 most common passwords used. It should come as no surprise that the most popular passwords were all insecure choices including:123456, password, welcome, ninja, abc123, 123456789, 12345678, sunshine, princess, and qwerty. If you are using the same phrases then change it immediately
lastly a stronger password may be hard to remember but also remember that it is always hard to crack.
Be safe and secure your online identity.