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Hotmail & Yahoo Mail Using Secret Domain Blacklist

December 13th, 2012 12:15 admin View Comments

Censorship

Frequent contributor Bennett Haselton writes: “Hotmail and Yahoo Mail are apparently sharing a secret blacklist of domain names such that any mention of these domains will cause a message to be bounced back to the sender as spam. I found out about this because — surprise! — some of my new proxy site domains ended up on the blacklist. Hotmail and Yahoo are stonewalling, but here’s what I’ve dug up so far — and why you should care.” Read on for much more on how Bennett figured out what’s going on, and why it’s a hard problem to solve.

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Yahoo “Loses” $2.7B In Mysterious Mexican Yellow Pages Lawsuit

December 4th, 2012 12:16 admin View Comments

Yahoo!

An anonymous reader writes “CNN reports that a Mexico City court has ordered Yahoo to pay $2.7 billion to Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas. The classified directory publisher sued Yahoo, claiming various losses and breaches involving ‘contracts related to a yellow pages listings service.’ Yahoo announced its intention to appeal but is saying little else about the case.”

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Yahoo Will Ignore IE 10′s “Do Not Track”

October 26th, 2012 10:57 admin View Comments

Yahoo!

dsinc writes “And so it begins… Yahoo has made it official: it won’t honor the Do Not Track request issued by Internet Explorer 10. Their justification? ‘[T]he DNT signal from IE10 doesn’t express user intent” and “DNT can be easily abused.’” Wonder what percentage of users would rather be tracked by default.

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Yahoo Excludes BlackBerry From Employee Smartphone List

September 17th, 2012 09:09 admin View Comments

Android

Nerval’s Lobster writes “Freshly minted Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is promising the company’s U.S. employees a new smartphone of their choice. There’s just one catch: it can’t be a BlackBerry. According to Business Insider, which posted significant portions of Mayer’s memo, employees will have a choice of the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, HTC EVO 4G LTE, Nokia Lumia 920, or the upcoming iPhone 5. ‘We’d like our employees to have devices similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do,’ she wrote, adding that Yahoo will shift away from BlackBerry as its corporate device of choice. Somewhere up in Waterloo, at least one Research In Motion executive could be screaming in frustration over this development. Not because Yahoo is a bellwether for corporate smartphone use; its U.S. employees shifting to an iOS, Windows Phone or Android device won’t automatically drive other major companies will follow suit. But as a symbol of RIM’s current issues, it’s difficult to find a better one than a high-profile technology company dumping its collective BlackBerry stock in favor of pretty much any other platform.”

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The Google-fication of Yahoo!

August 7th, 2012 08:57 admin View Comments

Yahoo!

Hugh Pickens writes “Since coming to Yahoo!, CEO Marissa Mayer has added a weekly, Friday afternoon all-hands meeting, just like at Google; she announced that henceforth the food in Yahoo’s URLs Cafe will be free, just like at Google; and she has begun prepping major changes to the layout of the work spaces and buildings of Yahoo to make it feel more collaborative and cool, just like, well.. you get the idea. Such focus on improving cultural issues is an interesting initial move by the neophyte CEO, since the care and feeding and, most of all, cosseting of employees has been a critical element to Google’s success at creating an always-sunny work environment. But Mayer has been up to much more serious business, said several sources, especially product innovation as the savior for Yahoo: Better email! Better search! Better ad-serving! And a special plea to make Flickr awesome again! In other words, better every product Yahoo has to offer. ‘This is the sound of Yahoo becoming a technology company again,’ says one source. ‘It will be all about platforms and products.’ Sources say that will likely mean a big splashy tech or product deal in the days ahead, perhaps via an acquisition to signal the new direction, perhaps with the acquisition of a sexy product like Flipboard. In the meantime, many at Yahoo are bracing for a pack of current and former Googlers — Mayer had a lot of loyal staffers — to come on board, writes Kara Swisher. ‘And, by the looks of all the Googley changes at Yahoo, they’ll feel right at home when they get there.’”

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Yahoo Sued For Password Breach

August 2nd, 2012 08:34 admin View Comments

Security

twoheadedboy writes “Yahoo is being sued by one of its users, who has claimed the US Internet company was guilty of negligence when 450,000 passwords of the members of the Yahoo Voices blogging community were posted online. Jeff Allan from New Hampshire has turned to a federal court in San Jose, California, after his eBay account, which used the same password as his Voices account, was compromised. The breach at Yahoo followed similar hits on LinkedIn and Nvidia, which together saw millions of passwords leaked.”

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Google’s Marissa Mayer Becomes Yahoo! CEO

July 16th, 2012 07:37 admin View Comments

Yahoo!

D H NG writes Marissa Mayer, Google’s employee #20 and Vice President of Local, has been appointed CEO of Yahoo. She was Google’s public face for years, famously being responsible for the look and feel of Google’s most popular products: the famously unadorned white search homepage, Gmail, Google News and Google Images. Mayer resigned from Google Monday afternoon and will begin her new job on Tuesday.”

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Yahoo! Closes Security Hole That Led To Breach

July 16th, 2012 07:45 admin View Comments

Security

An anonymous reader writes “Yahoo! has patched the security hole that allowed hackers to access some 450,000 email addresses and passwords associated with Yahoo! Contributor Network and ultimately publish them last week. In the meantime, the group responsible for the hack of the official forum site of technology company NVIDIA has also dumped some user 800 records taken during the breach.”

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Nearly Half a Million Yahoo Passwords Leaked

July 12th, 2012 07:46 admin View Comments

Security

An anonymous reader writes “Some 450,000 email addresses and associated unencrypted passwords have been dumped online by the hacking collective “D33Ds Company” following the compromise of a Yahoo subdomain. The attackers said that they managed to access the subdomain by leveraging a union-based SQL injection attack, which made the site return more information that in should have. According to Ars Technica, the dump also includes over 2,700 database table or column names and 298 MySQL variables retrieved during the attack.”

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Nearly Half a Million Yahoo Passwords Leaked [Updated]

July 12th, 2012 07:46 admin View Comments

Security

An anonymous reader writes “Some 450,000 email addresses and associated unencrypted passwords have been dumped online by the hacking collective ‘D33Ds Company’ following the compromise of a Yahoo subdomain. The attackers said that they managed to access the subdomain by leveraging a union-based SQL injection attack, which made the site return more information that it should have. According to Ars Technica, the dump also includes over 2,700 database table or column names and 298 MySQL variables retrieved during the attack.” Update: 07/12 20:03 GMT by T :Reader techfun89 adds this update: “Yahoo has confirmed that the usernames and passwords of more than 400,000 accounts were stolen from their servers earlier this week and that data was briefly posted online. The information has since been removed but it wasn’t just credentials for Yahoo, but also Gmail, AOL, Comcast, Hotmail, MSN, SBC Global, BellSouth, Verizon and Live.com as well.”

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