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Yahoo security breach shows terrible password decisions

Yahoo security breach shows terrible password decisions

While it's true that Yahoo's recent security breach, in which a group of hackers used an SQL injection attack to walk off with 450,000 Yahoo Contributor Network passwords, could have been prevented with better security on Yahoo's part (the company stored the passwords in plain text), it's also forcing us to come to a rather shocking realization. Apparently, people are still making very dumb decisions when it comes to choosing a password. We should all know by now that the strongest passwords are ones that include a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols, but is seems no one told that to a number of Yahoo users.

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Yahoo confirms 400k account hacks

Yahoo confirms 400k account hacks

Early this morning it was revealed by a group of hackers, and now confirmed by Yahoo, that they'd busted past Yahoo's security forces and posted the passwords for 400,000 user accounts online. This posting was accompanied by a note that warned Yahoo and similar sites to re-think their security measures. Meanwhile Yahoo has stated that they are investigating the matter and that, of course, they encourage everyone in their network to change their passwords immediately and frequently thereafter to retain privacy for all of their accounts.

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453,000 Yahoo! accounts reportedly hacked

453,000 Yahoo! accounts reportedly hacked

Yahoo! has reportedly suffered a huge user account security breach, with login credentials for in excess of 453,000 users having been released into the wild. Details of which of Yahoo!'s services has been hacked have not been released, though TrustedSec speculates that it is Yahoo Voice based on some of the subdomains included with the leaked list of 453,492 accounts.

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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar not interested in being Yahoo CEO

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar not interested in being Yahoo CEO

The CEO of Hulu, Jason Kilar, was no doubt flattered when he found out that Yahoo was keen on having him take over the vacated CEO spot that opened up when its previous chief was ousted as having lied on his resume. But apparently Kilar has no interest in joining that shipwreck when he's currently the top dog at one of the most buzzworthy Internet companied today.

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Facebook partners with Yahoo in surprise exit from patent battle

Facebook partners with Yahoo in surprise exit from patent battle

Earlier today it was leaked that the end of the legal war between Facebook and Yahoo was at hand - this afternoon it's been announced that Yahoo and Facebook will officially be tying the knot, so to speak, with portfolio cross-licensing, event cross-branding, and more. This update certainly takes the cake as far as businesses finding ways out of legal damages - and what better way to do it, after all, than with a good ol' cup of tea and a dash of patent sharing?

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Facebook and Yahoo tipped to settle lawsuit

Facebook and Yahoo tipped to settle lawsuit

This week the folks at Facebook and Yahoo have been reported to be settling things between one another in regards to a collection of patent suits that were being fired at one another earlier this year. According to sources close to the dealings speaking with AllThingsD, a deal will be announced later today in which no money will change hands, somehow or another. Instead it seems that a strategic deal has been met and will be working with joint online advertising sales and patent cross-licensing.

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Hulu CEO rumored to be on Yahoo’s CEO wish list

Hulu CEO rumored to be on Yahoo’s CEO wish list

The man in charge of streaming video site Hulu is reportedly the man that Yahoo wants in charge of its products and services. As you may recall, Yahoo is in something of a transition period right now because its previous chief executive lied on his resume and ended up being ousted from the top spot.

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New Yahoo CEO axes Livestand

New Yahoo CEO axes Livestand

In November 2011, Yahoo unveiled a new feature called Livestand. The new feature was launched at the company's annual Product Runway event and was one of several announcements made at the event. Livestand was a digital newsstand for tablets and smartphones that was an application available on several platforms. At launch, Livestand had 100 publications.

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Yahoo! Axis security issue discovered

Yahoo! Axis security issue discovered

Yahoo! launched its Axis search browser for iOS, PCs, and Macs this morning, but did it rush it out the door? Some have found it strange how Yahoo! offers Axis as an extension rather than an actual browser, and that may have lead to a security issue with Chrome. Extensions are signed with a security certificate so that Google knows it comes from a trusted source. Yahoo! seem to have included its own private certificate in the browser code for all to see.

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