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AOL encounters security breach, alerts users to change passwords

AOL logoBy Lynn R. Mitchell

AOL notified users today that it had encountered a security breach and advised consumers how to take precautions in the latest of a recent series of hacking incidents. Though AOL  is no longer my primary email address, I keep it in reserve so received the following email Wednesday afternoon with information and advice. I just changed my password two weeks ago because of the Heartbleed virus. Today AOL is advising it be changed again. Perhaps the seriousness of this particular hacking is evident by the fact that they sent the email, something I cannot ever remember happening in the past:

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