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Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised
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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 …

Intel Ditches McAfee Brand, John McAfee Gives Thanks Intel Ditches McAfee Brand, John McAfee Gives Thanks

Intel announced the launch of a new Intel Security brand, and that all McAfee products will be transitioned over to this brand over time. The company bought McAfee for $7.6 billion in 2010. “The complexity of keeping digital identities safe …

Yahoo Ads Spread Malware To Users, Company Confirms Yahoo Ads Spread Malware To Users, Company Confirms
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Yahoo confirmed that it was running advertisements that were spreading malware on some of its sites. While this is apparently in the past now, the company acknowledged and confirmed reports that this took place on Friday. IB-Times (published at Yahoo …

Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App
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As you’re probably aware, Snapchat was the target of a massive security breach that compromised 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers. The company has since responded to the problem both with an interview for the Today show and a blog …

Mobile Malware to Lead Security Concerns in 2014 Mobile Malware to Lead Security Concerns in 2014
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As the tech industry has shifted to become more mobile in recent years, cybercrime has also quickly adjusted to the times. McAfee Labs is now predicting that mobile exploits will be where the most growth of the security industry will …

Will Lawmakers Use The Target Hack To Give The FTC More Power? Will Lawmakers Use The Target Hack To Give The FTC More Power?
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Target, one of the nation’s largest retailers, suffered a major security breach over the holiday shopping season that affected millions of its in-store customers. In fact, it’s estimated that 40 million dedit and card card accounts were stolen. It’s already …

Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System

In the aftermath of the second-largest credit card security breach in American history, new details are emerging regarding what lead to it—and why it may very well happen again. On December 19th, the retailer Target announced that upwards of 40 …

Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony …

Mayer: All Yahoo Products Will Be Encrypted By End Of Q1 Mayer: All Yahoo Products Will Be Encrypted By End Of Q1
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced on Monday that the company plans to have all information that moves between its data centers (meaning data from all Yahoo products) encrypted by the end of Q1 2014. It will also offer users an …

Google Adds ‘Security Issues’ Feature To Webmaster Tools Google Adds ‘Security Issues’ Feature To Webmaster Tools
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Google has announced the launch of a new Webmaster Tools feature called Security Issues, which shows verified site owners info about the security issues on their sites (in a single place), and lets them find problems faster with detailed code …

The Ultimate Piracy Deterrent: Britney Spears Music?

The Daily Mirror reports that merchant sea captains who sail off the coast of Africa repeatedly deal with pirate attacks and have found solace in the most unlikely of weapons: Britney Spears’ early catalog. The effects of the music are …

Facebook Denies Special Partnership with Police Facebook Denies Special Partnership with Police
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It’s no secret that Facebook will cooperate will law enforcement. The company will disclose account records upon receiving a valid subpoena, court order, search warrant, or national security letter. Basically, Facebook says that they will do what the law requires …

Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism? Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism?
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LinkedIn launched a new email tool this week that is actually pretty innovative, and could have a significant impact on business to business email communications. Security experts are not sold on it, however, with one notable industry voice saying that …

Oracle Releases Major Patch Update With 127 Fixes Oracle Releases Major Patch Update With 127 Fixes

Oracle has issued a big collection of critical patches for its various offerings. The company says that due to a threat posed by a successful attack, it strongly recommends that customers apply the fixes as soon as possible. The update …

Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security
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Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.” …

Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts
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Yahoo has been removing contacts from Yahoo Mail users’ contacts lists without the consent of these users. We received an email about it from one angry user this morning. The user included a message they received from Yahoo Customer Care, …

Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too

Yahoo has been making headlines in recent weeks thanks to an account recycling program it implemented recently, and the apparent security issues that have come along with it. It turns out that Microsoft has pretty much been doing the same …

Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers
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Earlier this week, Yahoo was making some headlines for giving security researchers credit for its online corporate store as reward for finding security vulnerabilities in Yahoo products. Researchers at High-Tech Bridge put out a press release calling attention to this, …

Watch Out For Health Insurance Exchange Scams Watch Out For Health Insurance Exchange Scams

Security experts are warning that scammers are exploiting the new health insurance exchanges to trick consumers with phishing schemes. McAfee VP of Global Consumer Marketing Gary Davis told Fox Business, “I can say with a high degree of certainty that …

Solving Yahoo Security Issues Could Get You A Few Pairs Of Socks (With Yahoo’s Old Logo) Solving Yahoo Security Issues Could Get You A Few Pairs Of Socks (With Yahoo’s Old Logo)

Yahoo is not having very good run in the reputation department when it comes to user security. As we’ve reported on several times, the company launched an initiative to recycle some of its old email addresses, handing inactive accounts over …

Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’ Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’
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Yahoo continues to come under fire over its recycling of old email addresses and user IDs. Back in June, the company announced its plans to give old, inactive IDs to current users who wanted better email addresses. Immediately, the plan …