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Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt

Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must be a substantial number since they bothered to make the announcement. The company said it took “immediate action” to protect …

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Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently-Deleted Emails, Spam Reports

Some Gmail for iOS users just received an important notice from Google urging them to check their trash and spam folders for wrongly-categorized emails. According to the Gmail team, some users were affected by a bug that saw trash and report spam actions taken on some messages actually affect other messages. That means that some users may have hit delete …

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A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack

In gee-that’s-terrifying news, as much as one fifth of the German population is at risk after a massive email hack that targeted .de addresses. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security announced that passwords and “other details” of 16 million email users had been breached by hackers. With a population of around 80 million, that means that 20% of Germany’s population …

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In Case You Missed The Memo, ‘Google+ Is Google (Which Includes Gmail)’

Google announced a new change to Gmail this week, enabling people to send messages to Google+ users without knowing their email address. If you have a Gmail account and a Google+ account, you can send such messages to other Google+ users, and likewise, other Google+ users can send messages to you. If you let them. Of course, the “invasion of …

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Now Google+ Users Can Email Gmail Users Without Knowing Their Email Addresses

Google has added increased Google+ integration into Gmail. When you go to compose a new message, and start typing, it will now bring up Google+ connections as suggestions in addition to your regular contacts. In other words, Google+ connections become contacts regardless of whether you’ve ever exchanged emails. This is an extension of previous Google+-related additions to Gmail. About two …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised

Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online,” writes Yahoo SVP of Communication Products Jeff Bonforte in a blog …

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Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack

Last week, Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread an anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. On Monday, Skype finally announced that its blog is back and operational. The company said in its return post: On Jan. 1, 2014, we became aware of a targeted cyber-attack that …

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Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email

Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised on Wednesday, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread its anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. Back in the summer, leaked slides from the NSA came out indicating that the government agency could wiretap Skype video calls thanks to a “backdoor” in the popular service. The Guardian …

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Yahoo Mail Brings Back Tabs, Tries To Ease Tensions With Users

Yahoo appears to be trying to win back a shred of favorability with Yahoo Mail users, announcing that it is bringing back its tabs feature. There have been numerous gripes with Yahoo’s recent redesigns, and the lack of tabs has been a big one. After a lengthy service outage disaster, users could certainly use some good news. Yahoo’s Jeff Bonforte …

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Mayer Apologizes For Yahoo Mail Issues, Yahoo Still Working On Them

As reported last week, the Yahoo Mail woes continued with a massive wave of outages resulting in a lot of angry users (as if there weren’t enough of them already). The company also took some flak in the media for how its PR department handled the situation. Late on Friday, CEO Marissa Mayer took to the Yahoo corporate blog to …

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The Yahoo Mail Woes Only Continue

People are becoming increasingly frustrated with Yahoo Mail, and it’s no longer simply about the recent redesigns it has forced on users. Now, it’s experiencing actual service disruptions, and lengthy ones at that. Have you experienced any issues with Yahoo Mail? Let us know in the comments. The latest round of problems have been going on since at least Monday, …

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Google: Gmail Image Change Means More Accurate Open Rates

Google announced on Thursday that it would begin showing images automatically in Gmail. It has always hidden them until the user has told it to show them. It has done it this way, the company says, as a precautionary measure for users aimed at protecting them from those who might try to use images to compromise security. When Google made …

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