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Security Breach but not Tesco's fault

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Security Breach but not Tesco's fault

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26171130
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Tesco has deactivated some customers' net accounts after their login names and passwords were shared online.
The list of more than 2,000 Tesco.com accounts was posted to a popular text-sharing site earlier on Thursday
and where did they get them from
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It is thought the list was drawn up by attackers who combed through data stolen in other high-profile security breaches.
Password and email combinations seen in those large breaches were then tried on the Tesco site and resulted in 2,239 hits where the same credentials were used.
Now there is one big advantage of using a different email address for every site you buy from
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Re: Security Breach but not Tesco's fault

Quote from: Oldjim
Now there is one big advantage of using a different email address for every site you buy from

Yup, I use disposable email addresses for most things with my yahoo mail account. Sadly I think I'm going to have to start migrating my stuff away as yahoo have gone down the pan and thats going to be a pain with over 20k emails  Sad
As for Tesco.. they're never at fault for anything if you believe what they say.
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