Is it safe to use any of Yahoo’s services anymore? – Editorial – And How to Delete Your Account

Reuters stated last night that Yahoo has disclosed another, yes another major data breach affecting 1 billion accounts.

Yahoo said the stolen user account information may have included names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

I cannot believe that Yahoo has suffered another epic data breach, and is only just informing its members some 3 years later. It begs the question what other data breaches have occurred and whether or not it is safe to have or use any Yahoo services.

I have noticed that Yahoo mail on my iPad constantly requires the password to be re-entered and authenticated. This is a PITA to occur on such a regular level, but also makes me wonder if my yahoo account has been hacked.

My Yahoo account is historic and is linked to my Flickr account, which has all my photos, which also embed into gavinsgadgets. So to close down my yahoo account is not straight forward. However, my confidence is totally blown with Yahoo and I don’t feel they are looking after my data properly.

So to delete your account head over to this URL – https://edit.yahoo.com/config/delete_user

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