Which webmail service has the smartest users? And are they getting smarter over time?
Paul Ducklin tries to use the password data from the Forbes hack to find the answers...
The group known as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) attempted to commandeer the DNS records of Facebook, but were thwarted by DNS provider MarkMonitor. Are the basic protocols up to the task of protecting us in 2014?
The US government had a change of heart regarding disclosure of NSA surveillance requests. Tech companies including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo have duly let loose the goods - but six months stale with scant details.
Chet and Duck review the week's news in their informed and entertainingly serious style, discussing the prizes on offer at this year's PWN2OWN competition, talking about a new twist in Android malware, and reviewing the latest attack reports from Yahoo and Target...
Yahoo has revealed that it's resetting passwords for a number of its email users after discovering a coordinated effort to gain access to accounts. We explain how Yahoo Mail users can better protect their accounts immediately.
How long does it take a trendy cloud company to apologise? Do you really need HTTPS for webmail? OS X Mavericks - should you stay or should you go? And who won our crossword competition?
60 Second Security - 11 Jan 2014.
Yahoo, following the lead of Google and Microsoft, has now enabled HTTPS encryption for all Yahoo Mail users by default.
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.
$12.50 per vulnerability, only to be spent in the Yahoo Company Store, mind you, is what security researchers got for finding four XSS vulnerabilities. The security outfit, High-Tech Bridge, is understandably a bit miffed.
How do you copy fingerprints? Which is the most trustworthy browser? Who will use Facebook for payments? How long does an email address live?
Satisfy your curiosity with this week's 60 Second Security!
How realistic are you about your Facebook posts? Why should you encrypt your hard disks? Why doesn't the Yahoo! CEO use a passcode on her phone?
Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!
The former head of Britain's online child protection agency says the government's recent moves to protect children online are "nonsensical," that simply searching for a given term doesn't turn somebody into a paedophile.
Yahoo's first Transparency Report shows the US makes the most data requests, predictably as most Yahoo users live there. But which countries are going on fishing expeditions, asking Yahoo for data which doesn't exist or making requests without the proper legal justification?
Get thee to your unused Yahoo account before July 15 if you don't relish the thought of somebody taking control of your handle and doing heaven knows what with whatever email gets sent to it.
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