Yahoo Confirms, Apologizes for Massive Email Account and Password Leak

Ingrid Lunden, writing for AOL/TechCrunch:

There are still a lot of questions about this alleged Yahoo Voices data breach — including whether there was a reason behind the breach in the first place — but Yahoo has now officially confirmed that the data did in fact come from its servers, and that “approximately” 400,000 email addresses and passwords have been leaked in plain text online.

Here is some interesting analysis of the leaked passwords. 117 people had passwords that were only one character long. How is that even possible?

Thursday, 12 July 2012