Until your potential mate requested a picture, of course. We knew the thrill of navigating the unknown wildernesses of the internet before firewalls and parental controls and the like neutralized the treacherous terrain. Sure, we may have talked to a pedophile or two, but we lived, dammit. The company urges caution on an FAQ posted on its website."The email from Yahoo about this issue will display the Yahoo icon Purple Y icon when viewed through the Yahoo website or Yahoo Mail app," it reads."Importantly, the email does not ask you to click on any links or contain attachments and does not request your personal information. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from such suspicious emails."Yahoo advises users to change their passwords and security questions and answers for any other accounts in which they used the same or similar information as with their Yahoo account.
Phishing emails from crooks masquerading as Yahoo may ask users to click on links. They also won't contain attachments and never request users' personal information, the company says.
Back in the day, there was no wireless or high speed internet connections, there was a little phone jack that shared a common line with our home phones.
In a time before universal cell phone ownership, this was a pretty serious inconvenience.
But beware: this is prime time for scammers to prey.
After past breach announcements, Yahoo sent possibly affected users emails with advice on how to proceed.