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Verizon Yahoo Purchase Altaba

After Verizon acquires Yahoo, ‘Altaba’ will be left behind

January 10th, 2017

Yahoo was hit with two major security breaches in recent years that affected well over 1 billion user accounts. The company only discovered and admitted they happened in the second half of 2016, months after Verizon announced it was looking to purchase Yahoo in a deal worth almost $5 billion. On top of that, it …

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How I knew Yahoo had been hacked before Yahoo did

December 15th, 2016

So, Yahoo got hacked again. It’s a new, bigger breach than the one Yahoo most recently admitted to, and over a billion user accounts have been compromised. Yahoo’s complete lack of adequate security — and the company’s habit of keeping these things quiet for literally years after they’ve happened — is a bit of a running …

Yahoo Mail Security Breach

How to protect yourself following the massive Yahoo hack

December 15th, 2016

Yahoo did it again, folks. In less than six months, Yahoo admitted that its security was breached twice, with hackers stealing data for hundreds of millions of users. In September, Yahoo said that more than 500 million accounts were compromised years ago, making it the biggest hack to date. But that changed on Wednesday when …

Yahoo Hack

Yahoo confirms over a billion users hacked in new attack

December 14th, 2016

Yahoo has reportedly confirmed the existence of a hack that affects “more than one billion user accounts.” Before you think we’re back in September, Yahoo has said that it’s “likely distinct” from that other massive hack that lost the data of hundreds of millions of Yahoo customers. Here’s the short version: if you’re a Yahoo …

Yahoo Mail Forwarding Feature

Yahoo didn’t disable email forwarding to stop users fleeing

October 14th, 2016

A few days ago, Yahoo removed one of the basic features you expect from an email provider. Yahoo Mail lost the email forwarding feature, and the timing looked very peculiar. Yahoo seemed to have removed the feature to make it harder for users to jump ship in light of the two scandals that hit Yahoo. …