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General Discussion / Yahoo data breach
« on: December 15, 2016, 01:36:41 AM »
Just got this email from yahoo

We are writing to inform you about a data security issue that may involve your Yahoo account information. We have taken steps to secure your account and are working closely with law enforcement.

What Happened?

Law enforcement provided Yahoo in November 2016 with data files that a third party claimed was Yahoo user data. We analyzed this data with the assistance of outside forensic experts and found that it appears to be Yahoo user data. Based on further analysis of this data by the forensic experts, we believe an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with a broader set of user accounts, including yours. We have not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft. We believe this incident is likely distinct from the incident we disclosed on September 22, 2016.

What Information Was Involved?

The stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Not all of these data elements may have been present for your account. The investigation indicates that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system we believe was affected.

What We Are Doing

We are taking action to protect our users:

We are requiring potentially affected users to change their passwords.We invalidated unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account.We continuously enhance our safeguards and systems that detect and prevent unauthorized access to user accounts.

What You Can Do

We encourage you to follow these security recommendations:

Change your passwords and security questions and answers for any other accounts on which you used the same or similar information used for your Yahoo account.Review all of your accounts for suspicious activity.Be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal information or refer you to a web page asking for personal information.Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails.

Additionally, please consider using Yahoo Account Key, a simple authentication tool that eliminates the need to use a password on Yahoo altogether.

For More Information

For more information about this issue and our security resources, please visit the Yahoo Security Issues FAQs page available at

Protecting your information is important to us and we work continuously to strengthen our defenses.


Bob Lord
Chief Information Security Officer

Deals/Deal Requests / Camcorders
« on: November 18, 2016, 12:52:51 AM »
Looking to buy one of those mini camcorders. Anybody have any good recommendations for one ? Only want to spend max of $200.

Deals/Deal Requests / Tool bag
« on: October 30, 2016, 11:50:43 PM »
Anybody have any recommendations for a good Strong tool bag ? TIA

Goods For Sale/Trade / Raymour and Flannigan gift cards
« on: October 26, 2016, 11:34:32 AM »
Selling $1,000 at 10% off. Have multiple.

Deals/Deal Requests / Century 21 coupon.
« on: October 10, 2016, 03:45:22 PM »
Through today, Century 21 is offering $30 off a $150 purchase, or $40 off a $200 purchase with coupon code: C21COLUMBUS added to your cart.
Can use with amex $15 off a $75 offer for good savings.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Washington Post $50 amex offer.
« on: September 28, 2016, 09:12:33 AM »
Selling for $20.

General Discussion / Help needed
« on: July 29, 2016, 12:35:49 AM »
Anyone know of a 24 hr. Car repair shop by the Harriman exit on the Thruway ?!
my car has a leak in the gas tank and I'm scared to drive with the smell.

Credit Cards / Citi extremely long hold times
« on: June 22, 2016, 07:52:25 PM »
Yesterday was on hold for over an hour and just gave up.
Today I discovered this
Anybody else having these issues ?

Up In The Air / Help needed
« on: January 07, 2016, 09:17:37 PM »
My brother is on a TK flight which is scheduled to land in Ist at 6:20 am. His connecting flight to Tlv was originally at 9:20, but was canceled and they rescheduled him into the 12:20 flight which will only land in Tlv at 2:35 which is cutting it very close to shabbos.
As of now he has no idea that the flight has been cancelled.
I'm trying to get him on the earlier flight at 7:15.
When I call AC they tell me that they can't change it, bec. then the connection would be 55 minutes and they state won't allow it.
When I call TK they say that they can't change it bec. It was booked by AC.
Any ideas on what to do here ?!?!??

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