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Please don’t Yahoo

Dear Reader,

The internet dinosaur Yahoo had a famous advertising slogan once: Do you Yahoo?

Today I recommend you do not.

Yahoo was cracked. And that was before it got cracked. You can read it here http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/yahoo-hackers-stole-information-1b-accounts-44196851. One billion account details were copied. In the crack before half a billion were copied.

Now, I and DiaBlog have been cracked. It can happen. We are – and probably will always remain – amateurs.  We do not run a billion dollar internet company with email service, server space for photos and what not. Our responsibility is infinitesimal in comparison. Yet we are doing quite a lot to stay safe.

Today, you cannot really exist without an email address. Numerous government agencies require you to have an email address. Try getting a job without, or traveling, or opening a bank account. Thus, whoever provides you with an email address should be careful. And Yahoo has proven, that they are not.

I recommend Yahoo users delete their accounts. Get a different email provider. I will not respond to Yahoo emails anymore.

Stay tuned,

Engine Room