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  Reply # 771057 27-Feb-2013 13:21
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Niscoupe: Password has been changed and we're certainly not going to do that weekly. According to the news this morning they have had more problems. Why is it that xtra/yahoo seem to be the only provider having these problems??


I would say even changing your password once a month like they suggest is OTT. Banks don't even require that.
They haven't disclosed the reason for the problems, but I read on the Herald that other users have had their accounts hacked, but apparently those are accounts that hadn't previously changed their passwords.

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  Reply # 771080 27-Feb-2013 14:17
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How does changing your password every month even help? Does it take more than a month to compromise an account? I thought they were exploited fairly soon after gaining access.

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  Reply # 771082 27-Feb-2013 14:18
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Only a small subset customers who hadn't changed their passwords were locked out, not ones who had already changed their passwords.  As they were the ones Yahoo indiciated to us were compromised.

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