Just heard a lot of yahoo users were hacked? am i still gonna be safe?

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asked Dec 16, 2016 in Yahoo by Shawn (47,570 points)
I just read that a lot of yahoo users were hacked. Am I gonna be safe?

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answered Dec 16, 2016 by Billy45 (140 points)

If you haven't changed your password since 2013 and/or you use the same password for you online bank and credit card accounts as you do for yahoo mail...then yes, you are toast. 

You realize the hack came in 2013...and yahoo just reported it. It's a billion accounts and it was 2 and a half years ago. I've changed my password at least 6 times since then, just because it's something I do. I also manage credit blocks on my ID's quarterly. Every financial account I have (banks, credit cards, investment firms) - I have changed those passwords at least 6 times since 2013 and those passwords are never the same as my email passwords.

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answered Dec 17, 2016 by chad (12,100 points)
If I remember correctly that hack of yahoo happened a few years ago. I'd update your password and other stuff if your worried about it though.

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