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Yahoo strengthens security in aftermath of password breach

Yahoo strengthens security in aftermath of password breach

It's been a harrowing few days for Yahoo. Earlier this week, the Yahoo Contributor Network became the victim of an SQL injection attack, with the hackers taking 450,000 email addresses and passwords with them when they left. Today, Yahoo says that it has put additional security measures in place in the aftermath of the attack, and gave us a better idea of who is at risk now that this information is out in the open.

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Billabong, NVIDIA, and Android Forums all affected by hacks

Billabong, NVIDIA, and Android Forums all affected by hacks

Yesterday Yahoo! suffered a major security breach as it saw over 400,000 passwords leak out. The group responsible for the hack claimed it was to expose the shoddy security methods employed by the company, and wasn’t intended as a malicious attack. It looks like Yahoo! wasn’t the only victim, as several other companies have had their databases exposed and pasted onto the internet due to similar security lapses.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 12, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. It's that time of day where we round up and wrap up all the stories in the world of tech from today. So let's get started; you knew this was coming - iPad Olympics apps set to cover from all angles. And in the world of gaming, we have this - Ultima IV getting resurrected as a free-to-play games. And also in the gaming industry, Nintendo's glasses-free system is doing alright - Nintendo 3DS hits 5 million sold in US.

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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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