Yahoo recycled ID users warn of security risk

Yahoo users who got recycled account IDs said they’ve found a security risk — they are receiving emails containing the personal information of former account owners, InformationWeek.com reported Tuesday.

The users told the news site that initially, they were receiving junk mail for the Yahoo ID’s previous owner, but then other mail with sensitive information started showing up. This included account information, confirmation for appointments and flights, and event announcements. It appears the old owners must still be giving out the email address without knowing they no longer have access to the account.

One user, an IT security professional named Tom Jenkins, described the potential for identity theft as, “kind of crazy”.  (Read More)

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