Like buddy215 posted above...
Plus, there's almost as much of a chance that the infection, breach, or whatever, came from Yahoo's end. I'll own up to having a Yahoo email account, but only use it for when having to give an email address to get a freebie software & then access it on a Linux OS.
There has been several reports of many malicious links on the Yahoo site as of late. Doesn't come as a surprise, considering three-fourths that's in my inbox is spam, plus everything in the Spam folder as well. When the last CEO took over, for a couple of months, things appeared to be improving. At the moment, it looks as though they're as deep in the gutter than ever. The financial status & long term outlook for Yahoo are dim at best, with that in mind, they're strapped for cash & probably don't screen ads like the rest. They're likely taking most all who will pay for ad space,
I would suggest that maybe it's time to change providers, there's many no-cost options. Google gives a generous 15GB of space, twice that of a MS (Outlook.com) account.
Changing providers is very extremely hard and expensive for many.
and exporting address's with yahoo, means letting some company obviously run by some abused brat, read your mail and sell for the deal, as the fine print says,,,, i believe their hi mb mail sender service is about the same type of price, we do you a favor, we look thru your desk.
I have a web site with yahoo. my back door was hacked, a guy posted me as an affiliate on a bogus site, while in my site builder back door i clicked to see what this "friendly" site promoting me was, click bang raided, i pulled the plug on my machine in 1 and 1/2 seconds, as i have split my power cord with a switched wire shut off, nice device, i should market it.
I called my yahoo rep, told them a million passwords card numbers, cause i was "off" power, off my mail site back door key site and all, Etc. told them the affiliate name/address, they transferred it to a dummy computer, cleared it off my back door site listing page some how.
rep, with me on phone clicks and her computer is raided, but this comp. wants the raid, and collects data about raid, I know no one reading this will believe me, but she does a lot of very quick research, tracks site to a phone number for a porno hosting service and gets guy on phone with me listening, this 21 century criminal mushroom grown under florescent lights, who sounds like he has long nails and never shaved or seen day light, and had the strangest voice, answers, she says he is running an illegal site, this guy hiss's as he speaks denying everything, mean while he is punching the key board fast. he disappears off her sacrifice computer.
Tells her to %^& herself--hangs up.
sends her/me an e-mail that says -show me where i have hacked anything.
I turn my comp on, run umpteen scan and virus checks., it works fine
I said to yahoo rep, still on phone 1 and 1/2 hours into all this, what are you gonna do as a yahoo company security person, she says, that (me) I have to call several mars and uranus organizations, maybe f bee eye, some other gov. groups too.
mostly told me i was on my own.
with in hours, this web site builder " your affiliates page" was yanked like it never existed. I presume across all yahoo back door web owner site builder pages.
they realized this help page for owners was cheese cake for hackers who list phoney sites as affiliates.
A few times after that they demanded my phone # to get in to my site, which i almost refused to do.
Look, you have to think hard, some folks make hard stuff like shoes, laundry baskets, there’s a whole false face wearing life they never have to take on and they are healthier for it.
except for many programers, admin Etc, this business is about invisible con artistry, many times by folks who have never been shown in their own lives the sacred value of honoring others personal space,
I don't mean for being honest to others so one can say i am honest,
thats only half the joy,
but so they can become full autonomous adult humans who do not have to prey on others for a living,
to just be free of having to slightly miss led others to get by,
to know being free of having to false face the world.
IE. a world that would give them tons of riches back, if they just where not in a "racket" and had to cancel so many sweet interpersonal events, cause they are in dressed to kill market mode,
Yahoo is, Google, MSN, are all folks who lost their most valuable possession, to be able feel good about life, cause they can't eat except at the loss of others personal space, even if you gave them the right, you can not give that personal space right away
you can only possess it, it can't be given, yet they think they own it.
Yahoo does care about you getting hacked, but in the very end it is cause they need to silently hack you themselves to survive.
Since the begining of the world, some toil growing the wheat, take it to market and sell it and then sleep like babys
While others stay up late thinking of ways to inflate a price on something that they did not even create but now own%^#$@^
The most expensive beaches in the world fill with the latter every summer
Edited by jimbotoo, 26 June 2014 - 04:13 AM.