About 500 million Yahoo user accounts were hacked in 2014, the world learned this week. And at least anecdotally speaking, you just know that an awful lot of them belong to older people. It begs the question: Why do people ― even those who gravitated over to Gmail ― still hang on to their Yahoo accounts? Here are some of the reasons why:
1. It’s free.
Taken in the context of “this doesn’t cost me anything,” the motivation to proactively close the account is virtually nil. At least it was until we heard about this security breach. If someone has stolen read more >>>