1. Premium1's Avatar
    Looks like verizon is picking up right where yahoo left off with data breaches..... An email to customers would have been nice. Verizon Data Breach Means You Should Change Your PIN Immediately
    07-13-2017 10:38 AM
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    Hmm... Didn't Verizon buy Yahoo? If so, it would make perfect sense why something like that would happen.
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    07-13-2017 11:14 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    This is way overblown. No information leaked out. A vendor for Verizon opened it up, then closed it immediately. It's a non issue.
    Tinkernaught likes this.
    07-13-2017 11:30 AM
  4. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    This is way overblown. No information leaked out. A vendor for Verizon opened it up, then closed it immediately. It's a non issue.
    It makes good clickbait is all.
    07-13-2017 11:33 AM
  5. Quis89's Avatar
    Hmm... Didn't Verizon buy Yahoo? If so, it would make perfect sense why something like that would happen.
    I chuckled when I first saw the headline for this very reason. Although there is zero correlation between the two. It was funny, nonetheless.
    07-13-2017 11:37 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It makes good clickbait is all.
    Probably. If there were a real threat here, Verizon would have notified customers via email and suggested a pin change.
    07-13-2017 11:37 AM
  7. Premium1's Avatar
    Hmm... Didn't Verizon buy Yahoo? If so, it would make perfect sense why something like that would happen.
    Yes verizon did. That is part of the reason they rebranded the yahoo name.
    07-13-2017 11:41 AM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    This is way overblown. No information leaked out. A vendor for Verizon opened it up, then closed it immediately. It's a non issue.
    Not sure if I'd call it a "non-issue". Took a little over a week before it was resolved, and Verizon hasn't said how they have came to the conclusion that no data was stolen. We are essentially forced to take their word for it. Verizon is also pressing Nice on how this could have happened. They certainly aren't treating this as a "non-issue" either. This is actually kind of serious.
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    07-13-2017 11:49 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Not sure if I'd call it a "non-issue". Took a little over a week before it was resolved, and Verizon hasn't said how they have came to the conclusion that no data was stolen. We are essentially forced to take their word for it. Verizon is also pressing Nice on how this could have happened. They certainly aren't treating this as a "non-issue" either. This is actually kind of serious.
    Change your pin then. I'm not concerned about it.
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    07-13-2017 12:23 PM
  10. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    What I see is the real problem is the crying wolf effect: too many reports that really don't have any consequence for average consumers. Overload on security worries, so we start ignoring them all.

    For example, there's another (non-tech) forum I follow where a guy constantly and gleefully reports all "security breaks", especially Apple ones, often even those where the breacher would have to have physical access to your device (but he doesn't mention that; probably never dug into the story enough to find out; VERY common for these internet scares). I eventually put him on ignore. My time is better spent not knowing.

    I'm already at that "crying wolf" point. If there was a way to set forums to not show me this kind of stuff I'd select it. If Verizon, Apple, or whoever don't think it's bad enough to contact me about it I'd rather not be bothered.
    07-14-2017 12:19 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    What I see is the real problem is the crying wolf effect: too many reports that really don't have any consequence for average consumers. Overload on security worries, so we start ignoring them all.

    For example, there's another (non-tech) forum I follow where a guy constantly and gleefully reports all "security breaks", especially Apple ones, often even those where the breacher would have to have physical access to your device (but he doesn't mention that; probably never dug into the story enough to find out; VERY common for these internet scares). I eventually put him on ignore. My time is better spent not knowing.

    I'm already at that "crying wolf" point. If there was a way to set forums to not show me this kind of stuff I'd select it. If Verizon, Apple, or whoever don't think it's bad enough to contact me about it I'd rather not be bothered.
    I think that is the problem though. I like to know about any leaks whether they are super serious or not. To just play it off like meh not super major, I don't care, is the reason these companies seem to be so careless with the data.
    07-14-2017 02:56 PM
  12. Sherry_B's Avatar
    If Verizon, Apple, or whoever don't think it's bad enough to contact me about it I'd rather not be bothered.

    Agreed.

    An even larger issue is the massive amount of self proclaimed "journalists" who are running a blog calling it a news outlet. I hate these sites with a passion. I tend to ignore these places and anything they've got to say.
    Tinkernaught likes this.
    07-14-2017 03:48 PM

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