Hooligans hit Yahoo, steal passwords and compromise web service security

Gmail and Hotmail users should probably update their passwords. Hackers have managed to steal 400,000 Yahoo passwords, as well as information about users of other services like Gmail, AOL, MSN and Live sites.

Yahoo is having a rough year. It has already churned through two CEOs this year. Now many of its Hotmail users will have to change their personal passports to protect their privacy.

This leak follows the news last month that 6.4 member passwords for the networking website LinkedIn were stolen.

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