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Yahoo security breach shocks experts

Antone Gonsalves | July 13, 2012
Company failed to take even basic precautions to stop 450,000 usernames and passwords from being exposed

The Yahoo breach occurred a month after professional social networking site LinkedIn acknowledged that 6.5 million usernames and passwords were stolen and posted on a Russian hacker forum. In that case, the passwords had been stored using a cryptographic method called hashing.

 

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