Yahoo says hackers stole information from over 1 billion accounts

Yahoo hack: Have an account? Here's what you need to know

Here's what you need to know:

Next, enable two-step verification here. When you sign in, Yahoo will send you a code via text message or phone call to confirm your identity. Learn more here. 

Yahoo is also encouraging users to set up Account Key, which allows you to sign in by clicking a cellphone notification instead of typing in a password. Learn more here.

Finally, you should closely monitor all of your online accounts for "suspicious activity" and be wary of any requests for personal information, Yahoo said. The company also recommends against "clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails."

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