Change your flickr password now!

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by polyglot, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. polyglot

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    450,000 logins stolen. Even better: yahoo was storing them as plaintext, the absolute apex of stupidity. And if you used your yahoo/flickr password on any other service, obviously change that too.
     
  2. Richard S. (rich815)

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    Yahoo mail has been up and down twice this week with error messages.

    PE
     
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    Amazes me that as advanced as technology gets, old fashioned SQL is what is the base language that gets through in these horrible exploits (IT folk will get what I'm saying)....

    select * from......
     
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    Thanks for the warning, I just changed mine.
     
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    Thanks for pointing it out....I forgot my flikr was associated with yahooll
     
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    This is absolutely stupid.... not even a rudimentary encryption? Wow.
     
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    No need to panic. These were not general Yahoo or Flickr passwords stolen. Yahoo bought some company years ago and it is passwords from this company that were not encrypted.

    "“My guess right now, although it’s early in the investigation, is that the 435,000 accounts are pre-Yahoo,” he wrote, saying that they may be from Associated Content’s databases before Yahoo bought the company in 2010."

    "If you have ever contributed or signed up to contribute to Yahoo Voices or Associated Content, it’s well worth changing that password — and changing your passwords and usernames for any other account with the same log-in information."
     
  9. Steve Smith

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    Not bothering. Nothing on Flickr worth worrying about.
    I can't imagine that there is any information about me there which could be of any use to anyone else.


    Steve.