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Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism?

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 from a security and privacy point of view, it “sends shivers down my spine.” The tool is called LinkedIn Intro, …

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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 contains a127 new fixes. 51 of them are for Java. Others are for Database, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager, E-Business Suite, …

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Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security

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 has not been making the best headlines in the realms of Yahoo Mail or security lately, but now, they’ve …

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Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts

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, which said: Yahoo! wants to make sure your address book is filled with the most current and valid emails to …

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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 thing for years. It also turns out that there have been similar security issues there as well. Back in June, …

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Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers

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, when they were “awarded” $12.50 in store credit per vulnerability, amounting to enough to get a Yahoo-branded t-shirt or a …

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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 they will come. We live in a world where people look at compelling events and look to do something malicious. …

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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 to active users, and apparently compromising data from emails being sent to the original account holders. Yahoo has responded, but …

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Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’

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 drew a fair amount of criticism from security experts and journalists, including the guy from Wired that who was famously …

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Future Tense: John McAfee’s New Company Aims To Provide ‘New Type Of Internet’ With D-Central

I don’t think anybody expected John McAfee to be launching a new Internet company less than a year from when he was blogging while on the run from authorities in Belize after his neighbor was found dead. There for a while, it seemed like a legitimate question as to whether he would even make it to the United States. But …

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Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails?

If you used to be a Yahoo Mail user, but stopped using it in favor of another service a year ago or more, there’s a chance that sensitive emails meant for you are being delivered to other people thanks to a recent move by Yahoo to give other users your old email address. Do you think Yahoo’s email address recycling …

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Yahoo Adds ‘Not My Email’ Button For Users Getting Other People’s Emails

As previously reported, some Yahoo Mail users that took advantage of Yahoo’s recycled email addresses offer have been getting emails intended for the previous account holders. InformationWeek ran an article on Tuesday talking to a handful of people with users claiming to get quite sensitive info intended for past account holders. This included things like Facebook account info and even …

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