Passwords Leaked from Yahoo: Boozy, Preachy, Angry - and Easy
By Stephen Lawson
For 333 people who used "ninja" as a password for Yahoo Mail or another Web service, Thursday was the day their fleet-footed, black-clad cover was blown.
A group of hackers calling itself "the D33Ds Company" published  a list of 453,492 email addresses and passwords in plain text on Thursday, saying they had found them by hacking into a database associated with an unnamed Yahoo service. The passwords weren't all for Yahoo services; they also come from domain names including gmail.com, hotmail.com and aol.com.
A look through the compromised account information says a lot about Web users and security: First of all, a lot of them don't have much of it.
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