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Yahoo Explains How It’s Making All Its Properties More Secure

Yahoo Explains How It’s Making All Its Properties More Secure

By Chris Crum April 3, 2014

Last fall, Yahoo announced that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail this year, which it did in January. The following month, they added it to Tumblr. Yahoo has now posted an update on its ongoing encryption efforts. …

Mayer Apologizes For Yahoo Mail Issues Mayer Apologizes For Yahoo Mail Issues
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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 …

The Yahoo Mail Woes Only Continue The Yahoo Mail Woes Only Continue
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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 …

Microsoft Adds Gmail Import Feature To Outlook.com Microsoft Adds Gmail Import Feature To Outlook.com
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Microsoft announced a new feature for Outlook.com aimed at making it easier for users to import their Gmail accounts. As you may know, much of Microsoft’s “Scroogled” efforts have slung mud at Gmail, in hopes of gaining more Outlook.com users. …

Not Even Yahoo Employees Want To Use Yahoo Mail Not Even Yahoo Employees Want To Use Yahoo Mail
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You know how everybody has been complaining about Yahoo Mail since they redesigned it (and then complaining more since they redesigned it again)? It would seem that it’s not just Yahoo Mail users that aren’t big on the product. Even …

Yahoo To Encrypt All Data By End Of Q1 Yahoo To Encrypt All Data 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 …

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 Mail Gets Another Redesign Yahoo Mail Gets Another Redesign
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Yahoo has launched another major redesign of Yahoo Mail. This isn’t incredibly surprising, given that the last one didn’t go over all that well with users. Yahoo Mail user? What do you think of the new design? Let us know …

Yahoo Removes Email Addresses From Users' Contacts Yahoo Removes Email Addresses From Users' 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 Recycled Email Address Plan Bashed Again Yahoo Recycled Email Address Plan Bashed Again
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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 …

Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails? Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails?
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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 …

Yahoo Mail Gets New 'Not My Email' Button Yahoo Mail Gets New 'Not My Email' Button
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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 …

Recycled Yahoo Email Address Concerns Were Valid Recycled Yahoo Email Address Concerns Were Valid
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In June, Yahoo announced that it would give away inactive email addresses to users who wanted them. It would take addresses (and Yahoo IDs) that had been inactive for at least a year and reset them, so users with addresses …

Viagra At The Top Of Matt Cutts' Wish List Viagra At The Top Of Matt Cutts' Wish List
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In July, Yahoo began letting users set up wish lists for user names they’d like to have. As you may know, the company is giving away email addresses and user IDs from inactive accounts to people that actually still use …

Yahoo Notifies Users Of New Names Yahoo Notifies Users Of New Names

Earlier this summer, Yahoo announced plans to deactivate thousands of user accounts that haven’t been in use, and let its actual active users get a chance to have more desirable Yahoo IDs and email addresses. For example, a user would …

Yahoo Moves Forward With Account Transfer Plans Yahoo Moves Forward With Account Transfer Plans
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Last month, Yahoo announced its plans to deactivate inactive accounts, and give some more desirable Yahoo IDs and email addresses to loyal users who want them. The thinking is that users will be able to get things like albert@yahoo.com rather …