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Yahoo Email Change Doesn't Solve Security Problem
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OtherJimDonahue
OtherJimDonahue,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/26/2013 | 7:11:58 PM
re: Yahoo Email Change Doesn't Solve Security Problem
Recycling email addresses is sheer craziness on Yahoo's part. It was a terrible idea, and this "fix" is a Band-Aid at best.
Halwits
Halwits,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/27/2013 | 6:22:53 AM
re: Yahoo Email Change Doesn't Solve Security Problem
Yes , I agree with you.
ninjacoding
ninjacoding,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/27/2013 | 1:05:27 PM
re: Yahoo Email Change Doesn't Solve Security Problem
These researchers missed important aspect. Companies should take an active measures to ensure proper communication. If users deactives an account it should remain dormant for multiple years. In that time frame companies should at minimum do a yearly check to verify email communication. When that attempt is made the email message if deactived properly should returned an invalid address message and the company systems should deactivate use of that email account.
Instead companies use "do not reply" email accounts which simply dump the return message in to a "null" bin never looking to see if the account is invalid. From personal experience with a cable company, I have change the email address, deleted it as well, called them on it, and still I get mail from them using that old account.
Kristin Burnham
Kristin Burnham,
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9/27/2013 | 2:04:51 PM
re: Yahoo Email Change Doesn't Solve Security Problem
@ubm_techweb_disqus_sso_-4c5bf4ba8d74c722d28ca4c34a7266ae:disqus Good advice--thanks for sharing!
JMONTAGUE292
JMONTAGUE292,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/27/2013 | 7:39:26 PM
re: Yahoo Email Change Doesn't Solve Security Problem
The FCC makes some radio call signs available for reassignment (FCC's own assignment and in some cases by request). The minimum dormancy period for many, if not all, cases is 2 years after license expiration, license abandonment, or licensee's death (or dissolution of organization).

Given the abundant personal information that flows through email, a reason minimum period of dormancy should be 10+ years.


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