Yahoo says 1 billion accounts got hacked, here’s what you need to do

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It’s a pain when tech giants get hacked.

Today, Yahoo announced that over 1 billion user accounts were compromised back in August 2013 after law enforcement provided stolen data to the company earlier last month.

Stolen data include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and MD5 hashed passwords. Yahoo has since invalidated the forge cookies and had notified users through email to change their password. Yahoo also said no passwords in clear text, credit card or bank information was stolen in the breach.

If you have use Yahoo services including Yahoo Mail or Flickr, it is highly recommended to reset your password and security questions.

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