450,000 passwords from Yahoo’s Voice service posted online


Are you a Yahoo Voice user? You might want to take the time to change your password right now. Mashable is reporting that there has been a security breach with Yahoo’s Voice service, with the unfortunate result of 450,000 emails and passwords being posted on the website https://d33ds.co/archive/yahoo-disclosure.txt. A group called the D33Ds is seemingly responsible for the breach, and has remarked on the end of the document that contains the information that the breach that the act was more of a wake-up call than anything else.

“We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat,” the document says. “There have been many security holes exploited in webservers belonging to Yahoo! Inc. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take them lightly. The subdomain and vulnerable parameters have not been posted to avoid further damage.”

If you are a Yahoo Voice subscriber, probably the first thing you should do right now is change your Yahoo Voice password. If you’re one of the people who make it a habit to use a single password for everything (which you shouldn’t be doing), it’s also a good idea to change all the passwords you have right now just to be on the safe side.

Source: Mashable