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How To Use 2-step Verification

Here’s how to protect yourself with two-step verification on 11 top websites

April 14th, 2014

Heartbleed is a very scary bug that came to light recently and once again sent the Internet into a frenzy with talk about how to protect yourself from security vulnerabilities and hackers. Several sites also published guides covering how to protect yourself from Heartbleed, suggesting that using stronger passwords could somehow have kept users safe from having …

Yahoo Shutting Down Startups

Yahoo has become the graveyard for once-promising startups

March 7th, 2014

Yahoo’s growth appears to be in some way dependent on the widespread acquisition and subsequent annihilation of some of the Internet’s most promising startups, and no one can figure out why. ReadWrite reports that since Marissa Mayer took over in July 2012, 31 of 38 startup companies acquired by the search giant have had their …

NSA Spying Yahoo Webcam Pictures

NSA helped UK spy agency collect millions of pics from Yahoo web chats

February 27th, 2014

We’ve read a lot of shocking things about the National Security Agency’s spying practices but this new revelation might be the most shocking one yet. The Guardian reports that the NSA has helped British spy agency GCHQ capture and store millions of images from Yahoo users’ webcam chats with one another, even though most of …

Yahoo investment smarter Siri

The quest to build a better Siri

February 19th, 2014

Since Marissa Mayer became CEO, Yahoo has been on a bit of a roll and has released several well-reviewed apps (Weather, News Digest, Sports, etc.) while also bringing Flickr back from irrelevance. According to MIT Technology Review, Yahoo has even bigger plans with its recent announcement that it is investing millions of dollars to develop …

Yahoo Mail Hacked

Hack alert: Change your Yahoo Mail password right now

January 31st, 2014

Yahoo on Thursday announced yet another hacking attempt, advising Yahoo Mail users to change their passwords if prompted to do so. “Security attacks are unfortunately becoming a more regular occurrence, Yahoo wrote on its official Tumblr blog. Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts. Upon discovery, we took …

Yahoo Malware Attack

Yahoo ad malware attack far greater than anticipated

January 13th, 2014

The malware attack that took advantage of Yahoo’s Java-based ad network around Christmas Eve was far greater than anticipated, the company confirmed in a post (via CNET) on its help web pages. Initially believed to have affected only European users on January 3, 2014, the malware ad attacks were then said to have occurred during December 31, …

Yahoo Malware Bitcoin Mining

Yahoo ad malware hijacked computers for Bitcoin mining

January 9th, 2014

A few days before CES 2014, security researchers discovered that Yahoo was unknowingly distributing malware via the ads displayed on its home page, with as many as 2 million European users at risk of having been infected in the four days hackers exploited holes in the company’s Java-based ad network. Some of the affected computers …

Yahoo Mail Access Restored

Mayer on mail issues: Yahoo ‘really let you down this week’

December 16th, 2013

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Friday posted an apology on Yahoo’s official Tumblr blog for the extended Yahoo Mail issues that affected many users for several days last week starting with December 9. In a lengthy message, Mayer said that the company experienced a “major outage” last week, without providing actual details about the hardware …