Yahoo accounts hacked: Here is how to secure your account

Following reports that over a billion Yahoo accounts have been hacked, it is important for you to take necessary steps so as to prevent account manipulations. For potentially affected accounts, information stolen may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

These Are What You Should Do

1. Change your passwords and security questions and answers for any other accounts on which you used the same or similar information used for your Yahoo account.

2. Review all of your accounts for suspicious activity

3. Be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal information or refer you to a web page asking for personal information

4. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails

5. Consider using Yahoo Account Key, a simple authentication tool that eliminates the need to use a password on Yahoo altogether.

Also, account owners are encouraged to visit the Safety Center page on the Yahoo website for further recommendations on how to stay secure online.
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