It's a security breach at Yahoo---a big one. A hacker group known as D33D Company has claimed responsibility for stealing more than 450,000 Yahoo e-mail addresses and passwords and leaking them on the Internet.
It's definitely a risk for identity theft, you know people online shop a lot and you have your credit cards out there.
In a statement, Yahoo says just a small fraction of the stolen passwords were valid - because they came from an "old file." Still, while yahoo works to patch its security hole, there's a way to figure out if yours was some of the info stolen.
Just go to this website, www.shouldichangemypassword.com and plug in your e-mail address. They promise not to store your info--but they will let you know if you've been breached and advise you to change your password right away.
"Like I said you can trust them, but just change your password: like I said don't have the same password for 10 years."
And use unique passwords for every website, so hackers can't raid your bank account if they steal your password from another site. Plus, don't use common words or phrases to protect your accounts.
An analysis published by a Swedish security expert indicates the top five most-selected passwords include "password," "123456." 220.127.116.11.5.
That's the stupidest password I've ever heard. Like something someone would have on their luggage. I mean you would be surprised by how many people's password is just password, or admin, or just left blank, and that's a huge security risk.
"What's the combination? 12345. That's amazing, I have the same combination on my luggage." Just a few simple steps could keep your information and identity online safe.