There has been a lot of talk about Yahoo being "the anti-Apple" when it comes to consumer privacy following last week's news about a government order granting access to Yahoo Mail. Regardless of what happened there -- and it is far from clear -- recent reports underscore the need for more consumer awareness about best privacy practices.
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It's definitely been a bad news month for Yahoo starting with the revelation, on September 22, that 500 million Yahoo users had been compromised in 2015, in what was purported to be a Russia-sponsored attack.
The details are a bit sparse right now, but Yahoo has just disclosed by way of their Tumblr that they’ve detected what they’re calling a “coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts”.
Late last night reports started coming in suggesting that Yahoo Mail users have had their accounts hacked. While “hacked” is a very broad term nowadays, it does appear that Yahoo... Keep reading ?
Yahoo Mail users are once again having their accounts compromised in attacks that are very similar to the ones seen just a few weeks ago. Attackers are gaining access after... Keep reading ?
Apple announces 40 billion total App Store downloads from 500 million active accounts, Yahoo Mail users suffer widespread hacking, and it may be possible to send encrypted messages via the... Keep reading ?