No one is screaming Yahoo, Yet another Password Security breach
Yahoo today joins the long growing list of compromised companies with exposed public usernames and passwords on the web. The security breach which has some 450,000+ private credentials available for anyone to download via a hacker group known as D33Ds, was accessed by the group through a text file, when an exploit was found on a yahoo subdomain.
Early reports are showing that the subdomain compromised may have belonged to Yahoo Voices. Yahoo users should immediately login and change credentials to ensure protection of sensitive data. If users have similar passwords on other platform or sites, it is also recommended to change those passwords as well.
Companies continue to face attacks by hacker groups and the groups are continuing to show off their exploits by posting them for the world to see. It is imperative that password security becomes a part of regular maintenance for users. This regular maintenance should include utilizing strong passwords, changing passwords often or on a regular basis, as well as using different passwords for different sites.
Yahoo is just another in what seems to now be regular reports of compromises of web companies security. Demand for stronger web security and encryptions are sure to come, but until then it is your responsibility to do what it takes to keep your online information safe.