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60 Second Security - 11 Jan 2014.
In January this year, after a head-scratchingly long time, Yahoo Mail finally rolled out the option of protecting users' privacy with HTTPS. It's now confirmed it'll make it the default setting on 8 January 2014.
Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.
Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.
It has taken Yahoo a ridiculously long time, but it is finally rolling out an option that will help protect users' privacy when accessing their web-based email - HTTPS.
The US's top spy guy, who resigned abruptly on Friday, conducted a romantic affair behind the thin sheet of a pseudonymous email account. It's a good reminder to us all that email headers often spill the beans, revealing IP addresses that lead to our webmail hosts and geolocation. It's a short hop from there to our identities.
Hotmail lets down its over 350 million users when it comes to security, by not giving them an easy way to tell if their account has been accessed by unauthorised third parties.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has his personal address book and details of his friends disclosed by hackers. This is the latest hack in a wave of attacks for political reasons that have targeted corporations and governments alike.
Graham Cluley describes what steps you should take to reduce the chances of your Gmail account being hacked.
Targeted webmail phishing attacks are on the rise and are affecting more and more organizations.
Brett Cove, who works in the anti-spam operations team at SophosLabs, investigates why you should care about spearphishing, and how you can protect against it.