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Yahoo security breach relevevance to CESmail users


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All [at]spamcop.net/cesmail.net/cqmail.net email users whose email addresses were in the Yahoo plaintext name/pwassword exposure have been notified and asked to change their passwords.

The affected users have been emailed:

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Last week Yahoo had a security breach and exposed some login/passwords in cleartext on the net. Several [at]spamcop.net email addresses were in that list along with the passwords used for that Yahoo service. Your email address was on that list.

As many people use the same password for multiple accounts, we are asking that you change your password for logging into your [at]spamcop.net/cesmail.net email account.

Even if you do not use the same password across multiple sites, please make sure that your password for your account is a strong password -- at least 8 letters, at least one capital letter, at least one number. Also make sure that the letters do not spell a word or words found in a dictionary. Ex. password1 is not a strong password.

How to change your password on your account:

1. Log into webmail.

2. Click Options in the navbar and then under General/Spamcop tools select the first link. That will take you to a page where you can change your password.

3. Make sure that you also remember to change your password in your email application/smartphone/tablet.

We have not specifically seen any use of your account for spamming/bot/malware attacks but botmasters are always looking for vulnerable name/password exposures.

If you have any questions about this please write to support[at]spamcop.net or support[at]cesmail.net or reply to this email.

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If you do not use a strong password on your email account, please take a moment and change your password!

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