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The Ghost Messages of Yahoo's Recycled IDs

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  • Chris J Brady
    From Risks Digest at news:comp.risks Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 19:40:04 -0700 From: Lauren Weinstein Subject: The Ghost Messages of Yahoo s
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 5, 2013
      From Risks Digest at news:comp.risks

      Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 19:40:04 -0700
      From: Lauren Weinstein <lauren@...>
      Subject: The Ghost Messages of Yahoo's Recycled IDs

      Eva Chan knows the value of a good username. She's had @EC on Twitter
      "longer than Twitter has had vowels." So when Yahoo started offering
      recycled user IDs, she put a few names on her wishlist. A little later,
      Yahoo gave her one of those names. Then she started getting e-mails about
      a stranger's cancer.
      http://j.mp/176KZQf (Medium via NNSquad)
    • Harryh
      Unintended consequences.  Not unexpected.  ________________________________ From: Chris J Brady To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com Sent:
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 5, 2013
        Unintended consequences.  Not unexpected. 



        From: Chris J Brady <chrisjbrady@...>
        To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2013 1:39 AM
        Subject: [Y-Mail] The Ghost Messages of Yahoo's Recycled IDs

        From Risks Digest at news:comp.risks

        Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 19:40:04 -0700
        From: Lauren Weinstein <lauren@...>
        Subject: The Ghost Messages of Yahoo's Recycled IDs

          Eva Chan knows the value of a good username. She's had @EC on Twitter
          "longer than Twitter has had vowels." So when Yahoo started offering
          recycled user IDs, she put a few names on her wishlist. A little later,
          Yahoo gave her one of those names.  Then she started getting e-mails about
          a stranger's cancer.
            http://j.mp/176KZQf (Medium via NNSquad)


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