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AOL Security Alert

AOL are reporting a serious security breach of the E-mail systems. According to the AOL Blog, unauthorised access of AOL's network and systems took place, although it doesn't give any dates of the access. The blog says we have determined that there was unauthorized access to information regarding a significant number of user accounts. This […]

AOL are reporting a serious security breach of the E-mail systems.

According to the AOL Blog, unauthorised access of AOL's network and systems took place, although it doesn't give any dates of the access.

The blog says

we have determined that there was unauthorized access to information regarding a significant number of user accounts. This information included AOL users' email addresses, postal addresses, address book contact information, encrypted passwords and encrypted answers to security questions that we ask when a user resets his or her password, as well as certain employee information.

It goes on to say

Importantly, we have no indication that the encryption on the passwords or the answers to security questions was broken. In

A lot of people may have legacy AOL E-mail accounts from those 100's of CDs that were posted out and attached to magazine covers in the late 90's and early noughties. So maybe it is time to change those E-mail passwords.