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Got a Yahoo email account? Here are 3 things you need to do now

Yahoo Inc. said Thursday that account information for at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers during a 2014 breach.

While thieves apparently were not able to acquire credit card information, bank account data or unencrypted passwords, Yahoo YHOO, +0.02% users may have had their names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, security questions and answers, exposed.

So if you have a Yahoo email account, what should you do?

1. Change your password. Even though Yahoo says it will notify potentially affected users, change your password anyway to make sure. Do it now.

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