In the news yesterday we learned some confusing information about the stolen passwords from Yahoo.
- No one under 35 years of age had their password stolen
- 500 Million passwords stolen
- The account hack took place in 2014
- The data is for sale at a very low price
These things all add up to being very unreliable information. But regardless, if you have a Yahoo account and you might have one that you’ve forgotten about you need to either close that account or change the password on it.
Go to www.yahoo.com and click on the account name in the upper right corner. This will take you to the login screen or in to your account if you’re already logged in (as shown below)
Next, click on Account Info. Change your password and enable two-factor authentication if you haven’t done it already. Remember to make your password incredibly complex such that there’s no way to remember what it is.
Now a gentle reminder to use Roboform to generate and remember your passwords. This way you won’t be in a situation where you’ve used the same passwords in multiple locations or are using passwords that can be remembered or guessed.
We’ve got a discount from Roboform and we’re well versed in using it, so let us help you.
– Amy Babinchak, president Harbor Computer Services
About Harbor Computer Services
Harbor Computer Services is an IT firm servicing Southeastern Michigan. We work exclusively under contract with our clients to provide technology direction and either become the IT department or provide assistance to the internal IT they already have. We have won many awards for our work over the years, including the worldwide Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2010. We’re the smallest firm to have ever won this most prestigious award. Most recently we were recognized as one of the top 20 visionaries in small business IT by ChannelPro Magazine (2015). And in 2016 as the top Michigan IT firm for Manufacturing. There are a few simple things that make Harbor Computer Services the best choice for your business. •We are Professionals •We are Responsible •We are Concerned About The Success of Your Business