With each hack that makes the news there’s the big question of how well the site protected its users’ data. Was it open and freely available, or was it hashed, secured and practically unbreakable?
Beleaguered Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon: massive hacks that steal secrets and other revealing information.
Nearly three months after revealing that in 2014 hackers stole account information for at least 500M users, Yahoo now says an even larger breach affecting more than 1B accounts took place in 2013.
Security experts suggest that companies insist on having their employees use lengthy passwords, or even phrases, to keep the bad guys out of their computer networks and prevent cyberattacks.
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