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Yahoo breach even bigger than first thought

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It now looks as if every one of Yahoo’s 3 billion account holders was affected by the data breach in 2013, a figure dramatically larger than the original estimate of 1 billion. Yahoo, which is now part of Verizon’s media and telematics subsidiary Oath Inc, was breached again in 2014,… Read more »

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Yahoo cookies not very palatable

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Attention all Yahoo account holders – you are not out of the woods yet. The cyber crooks who famously hacked Yahoo in 2015 and 2016 (and possibly 2013 too) succeeded in forging its website’s session cookies, which allowed them to log into potentially one billion user accounts without even needing… Read more »

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Oops! Yahoo did it again

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To misquote Lady Bracknell, “For Yahoo to be hacked once may be regarded as a misfortune; to be hacked twice looks like carelessness.” Not content with having 500k user accounts breached in 2014, it now appears that more than one billion could have suffered the same fate a year earlier… Read more »

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The cyber crimes that escaped the limelight

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Just as politicians like to use a big disaster story to divert attention from their smaller gaffes, so the massive Yahoo debacle has allowed a number of other security breaches to slip under the radar. As well as the previously chronicled attack on a nuclear power plant, a hacker has… Read more »

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A question of security

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In the wake of the recent record-breaking Yahoo security breach, questions are being asked about whether security questions – such as the user’s birthplace or the name of a first pet – are still viable. Once this information is in the hands of hackers, it can have the unfortunate side… Read more »

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Yahoo sued over ‘biggest data breach in history’

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Internet giant Yahoo for gross negligence. Yahoo suffered a massive data breach in 2014 that affected over 500 million user accounts. A purported state-sponsored actor compromised sensitive user information; including names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and encrypted passwords. The lawsuit… Read more »

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Mass roll-out of encrypted emails soon?

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Some of the biggest players in internet technology have collaborated to develop encrypted email, aimed at preventing so-called MITM attacks – man in the middle hacks. Experts from Yahoo, Google and Microsoft, amongst other leading technology firms, have are proposing a more modern take on the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol,… Read more »

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Yahoo fixes Flickr invitation bug that leaked real names and email addresses

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Yahoo has closed a months-old bug that let anyone access the name, email and message sent by Flickr users who invited friends to join the photo sharing service. But the web company was criticised for acting too slowly after the bug was brought to its attention. Its staff initially suggested… Read more »

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Yahoo ads targeted in malware attack

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Yahoo have confirmed that their malware attack is far greater than they initially suspected. The malware ad attacks were then said to have occurred during December 31, 2013 – January 3, 2014 and were only affecting European customers. But Yahoo on Friday revealed the attack actually took place between December 27,… Read more »

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Yahoo mail service unavailable for 40 hours due to hardware issues

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E-mail provider Yahoo are facing criticism after announcing that some of its mail customers will be without e-mail access for at least 40 hours due to a hardware problem that has hit one of the company’s data centers. For Yahoo this type of technical glitch is just short of a… Read more »

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