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How to get hidden email address from Facebook friends

How to get hidden email address from Facebook friends
If you need to know what are the email addresses of your Facebook friends then it will be a useful trick for you. We will use uk.yahoo.com for this trick.

Steps: 

Step 1. Go to uk.yahoo.com and click on sign up to create a new account.

uk.yahoo.com
uk.yahoo.com

Step 2. Once you fill the  form and your account been created, then you are ready to perform the step number 3. Remember that do not go to Yahoo India version. Fill the form and continue as per shown in below form.

uk.yahoo.com Sign Up !
uk.yahoo.com Sign Up !

Step3. Sign in to your yahoo.co.uk account and then go to contacts and click on import contacts. The select import from Facebook.
Import Contacts
Import Contacts
Step 4. Click on Facebook logo to import contacts from Facebook.

Import Contacts From Facebook
Import Contacts From Facebook

Step 5. Click OK on the next screen where it says share with Yahoo !

Share with Yahoo !
Share with Yahoo !
That's all ! You have successfully imported all the contacts from Facebook. Now go to contacts and search with name you will find that person's email address there. 
Enjoy !! Hit like button if you enjoyed reading this tutorial.

Password hack: Yahoo fixes security glitch

Yahoo
Password hack: Yahoo fixes security glitch

Yahoo has announced that it has fixed a glitch in its security software that allowed hackers access to 450,000 email addresses and passwords.
In a statement on the company blog, a Yahoo spokesman said the firm has deployed additional security measures for its affected users.
"Yahoo recently confirmed that an older file containing approximately 450,000 email addresses and passwords was compromised," the spokesman wrote.
"We have taken swift action and have now fixed this vulnerability, deployed additional security measures for affected Yahoo users, enhanced our underlying security controls and are in the process of notifying affected users.
In addition, we will continue to take significant measures to protect our users and their data," he added.
According to The Telegraph, hackers belonging to a group called D33Ds Company posted the Yahoo account information on a public website in what they described as 'a wake-up call' last week.
"We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this sub-domain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat," the hackers said in a message posted along with the leaked data.
"There have been many security holes exploited in web servers belonging to Yahoo. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take them lightly. The sub-domain and vulnerable parameters have not been posted to avoid further damage," they added.

Source: Times of India

Yahoo Security Breach — More than 450,000 username and passwords were compromised in the breach.

Yahoo Security Breach
Yahoo Security Breach — More than 450,000 username and passwords were compromised in the breach.
A new name can be added to the list of companies who have been hacked this year:  Yahoo. If you know anyone with a Yahoo account, there’s a chance you received a strange e-mail from them recently. More than 450,000 username and passwords were compromised in the breach.
The group responsible released a statement on their reasoning behind the hack:
“We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat. There have been many security holes exploited in Web servers belonging to Yahoo Inc. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take them lightly. The subdomain and vulnerable parameters have not been posted to avoid further damage.”
Hopefully this is a wake up call everyone involved, Yahoo users included.
Many people find creating a password to be a daunting task that they usually just blow off and use anything they can remember easily. News flash! Anything you think is easy, hackers will think is even easier. Using a password like startrek, 123456, password, ninja, or anything else that’s obvious is more likely to get hacked than using symbols, upper and lowercase letters and numbers.
Don’t get me wrong here. I’m not saying that complicated passwords can’t be hacked. I am saying that someone who uses starwars is going to get hacked before someone who uses F1r3F17Ru13s.
To keep yourself and your accounts secured, here are some guidelines for creating a password:
  • Change your password often — every 90 days is the standard
  • Keep the length to eight characters or more
  • Substitute symbols for letters or numbers. C@t@nd7h2H@t (Cat and the hat)
  • Intentionally misspell a word (Superamin, B@tmyn)
  • Avoid anything you can find in the dictionary (in any language)
  • Avoid words spelled backwards and common abbreviations
  • Don’t use personal information (such as birthday, anniversary, driver’s license number, etc…)
  • Use at least one number, symbol and lower case/upper case letter.
  • Use a different password for each account (if one account gets hacked, they wont all be left vulnerable).
If you are unsure if your password is strong enough, head on over to Microsoft’s Password Strength Checker. This tool can help you figure out if the Force is with you.
Now go forth and apply these guidelines to all of your passwords. I know it’s scary, but it’s better than the alternative.
Source: www.wired.com