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    25 Dec '13 00:151 edit
    it said Please re-enter your password for security reasons. i think this was a major hack?
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    25 Dec '13 01:02
    Originally posted by tim88
    it said Please re-enter your password for security reasons. i think this was a major hack?
    Tim, glad to hear from you. I had heard you were in the Philippines and got mugged. I wired you the $1800, I hope that helped. 😕
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    25 Dec '13 01:132 edits
    it happened to everyone I mean everyone couldn't log on?. if yahoo email was down I think it wouldn't have said "Re-enter your password for security reasons
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    25 Dec '13 07:28
    I think it was a major f***-*p. They could alt least have written a note of apology when the site came back up.
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    25 Dec '13 08:251 edit
    These were the exact words of the message.

    Sorry, your session has expired. To protect your account, you need to confirm your password periodically.

    "Sounds Shifty"
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    25 Dec '13 13:15
    Originally posted by tim88
    These were the exact words of the message.

    Sorry, your session has expired. To protect your account, you need to confirm your password periodically.

    "Sounds Shifty"
    So, now common anti-hacking measures are signs they've been hacked?

    Oh, please.

    It's about time Yahoo mail started doing this. My cable internet provider has been doing this on their web-based email reader for a couple years now.
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    25 Dec '13 14:11
    Originally posted by tim88
    These were the exact words of the message.

    Sorry, your session has expired. To protect your account, you need to confirm your password periodically.

    "Sounds Shifty"
    I rang BT with the same problem and they said it was 'outage'.
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    It was just Christmas - once in a year they show concern for their customers.
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    27 Dec '13 10:19
    Originally posted by tim88
    These were the exact words of the message.

    Sorry, your session has expired. To protect your account, you need to confirm your password periodically.

    "Sounds Shifty"
    I know . My point was that they should post a word of explanation to make sure it hasn't been hacked or at least that the hack has ben overcome. Be sure to change your password however
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    29 Dec '13 10:51
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    I know . My point was that they should post a word of explanation to make sure it hasn't been hacked or at least that the hack has ben overcome. Be sure to change your password however
    But it is not hacking behavior. It is behavior to help reduce hacking.

    Even online games log you out if you don't move your mouse once in a while.

    Why do some people have this grand idea of 'hacking' as some magical ability where the hacker uploads some mystical program via a disk or flash drive and then wreaks havoc on said computer? Most hacking is simply 'social engineering' to talk people out of their passwords or better yet, just a crime of opportunity, using someone's computer while they're up using the bathroom or something (yes, while they're still logged in). Rarely is it as complicated as someone somehow magically gaining access via 'artful' means.
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    29 Dec '13 10:56
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    But it is not hacking behavior. It is behavior to help reduce hacking.

    Even online games log you out if you don't move your mouse once in a while.

    Why do some people have this grand idea of 'hacking' as some magical ability where the hacker uploads some mystical program via a disk or flash drive and then wreaks havoc on said computer? Most hacking i ...[text shortened]... n). Rarely is it as complicated as someone somehow magically gaining access via 'artful' means.
    Shows how little you know.
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    29 Dec '13 11:00
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Shows how little you know.
    Wow, the 'master of all knowledge' chimes in.

    Spare me, Yogi.
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    29 Dec '13 11:15
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Wow, the 'master of all knowledge' chimes in.

    Spare me, Yogi.
    Master of all knowledge, I'm flattered but no.

    You wouldn't believe what some people are capable of with a computer... for all you know someone could be looking at your screen right now. Highly unlikely unless you work for MI6 but possible.

    Banks have been hacked, police files hacked... the FBI has been hacked. I Don't have the first clue how they do it but anyone who uses the internet completely oblivious to the fact that everything they do can be monitored and stolen is a little beyond naive.
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    29 Dec '13 11:301 edit
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Master of all knowledge, I'm flattered but no.

    You wouldn't believe what some people are capable of with a computer... for all you know someone could be looking at your screen right now. Highly unlikely unless you work for MI6 but possible.

    Banks have been hacked, police files hacked... the FBI has been hacked. I Don't have the first clue how they do i ...[text shortened]... ivious to the fact that everything they do can be monitored and stolen is a little beyond naive.
    Of course.

    But the fact remains that 99.9% of the time, hacking is much simpler (and opportunistic) than most people realize. A good router and anti-virus (and not going to shady websites, the point of most 'phishing', another opportunistic method) will stop most of it. As will changing your router password from 'admin' to something better.

    'Could be' does not equal 'is'. Time invested goes up (as does risk to the hacker) when suspected value is higher. This is why most people need not be concerned *most* of the time. What people have on their computers is usually only 'high value' to themselves. Again, there is the 1 out a thousand where it is useful to someone else, but it's a bit like a needle in a haystack. And yes, many people consider themselves the 'needle', but chances are, they're just more 'hay'.
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