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One million Google and Yahoo accounts for sale on the dark web

yahoo and google accounts sell on dark web

 A person that has the SunTzu583 username has listed a series of e-mail packages on more than just one dark web websites. The prices are different, because many Yahoo details are already available, but some Gmail accounts may worth few Bitcoins.

The accounts come from the HackRead website. One of the offers, for more than 450K Gmail accounts also come with few email and password samples. TheInquirer.net has carried out few checks of the accounts, also in the online database of HaveIbeenPwned, and those samples appear there too … some more than just once.

The profile of the seller, the person that sells over 1 million e-mail accounts is very brief. It appears on his or hers profile “Hello, I’m here to sell digital goods like accounts or data bases“.

You can check on haveibeenpwnd.com if your e-mail account or accounts have been hacked or if they appear into a public spam list etc. We do recommend that you check that, especially because I’ve been notified by Yahoo that I need to change the password – again – due to another security breach… meaning that Yahoo got hacked again recently. And believe me, it was a Yahoo genuine e-mail.

Lucky me, the few e-mail accounts I have are marked as secured – for now. Are your e-mail addresses save? It’s never to late to check and secure them, so our advice will be to do that. This is one way that could help avoiding to get your e-mail addresses been sold out on the dark web.

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Google raises Gmail attachment size to 50 MB (but there is a catch)

As you may know, Gmail is the most popular free email service, permitting everybody to sign up and create an email address easily. While it has competed with Yahoo for a while, Google has managed to keep one step ahead of Yahoo and to win war a several years ago.

Well, Google has been working under Gmail’s hood and decided to increase the attachment limit to 50 MB. But there is a catch, because the maximum size of an email remains 25 MB.

While regular users can now receive 50 MB files, to send such files you need to use one of the G Suite services, including Google Calendar, Drive, Gmail, Hangouts, Sheets, Slides and Keep, which is their latest addition.

Keep is a cloud-based note taking app that has been released and 2013. It has been recently integrated in Google Docs, permitting the users to access the Keep Notes via the Tools menu in Google Docs.

The Keep integration is available on Android, iOS and Chrome.

Google says that its G Suite is already used by 3 million business customers, including: Whirlpool, PwC and Woolworths, but they know they need to work harder in order to become an appreciated collaboration platform.

For more information, see this NewsFactory article.