Yahoo accused of deliberately making it hard to close your account

It’s not as easy to up sticks and leave your Yahoo account for dead as it used to be…

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Yahoo has a creepy plan for advertising billboards to spy on you

The billboards would use a variety of sensor systems, including cameras and proximity technology, to capture real-time audio, video and even biometric information about potential target audiences.

David Bisson reports.

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Spy program could have given hacker access to all Yahoo email, claims ex-employee

According to a report in “The Intercept”, the snooping code was implemented in such a way that it could have allowed a hacker to “basically read everyone’s Yahoo mail.”

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EU privacy watchdogs concerned by Yahoo’s email scanning

Privacy watchdogs based in the European Union are concerned Yahoo violated European users’ privacy with its secret email-scanning program.

David Bisson reports.

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It’s time to close your Yahoo account

Hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts had their emails scanned on behalf of US intelligence, reports Reuters.

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Security firm pours cold water on Yahoo’s state-sponsored hack claim

A security company has found evidence that suggests state-sponsored attackers may not have been responsible for the hack that saw 500 million Yahoo users’ account details stolen.

David Bisson reports.

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Yahoo could have reset all user passwords two years ago, but chose not to

Yahoo insiders say that protecting against hackers took a back seat.

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Yahoo is being sued over its massive hack

Could Yahoo could have done more to protect itself, and why didn’t it notice it had suffered a data breach sooner?

While those questions are being pondered, legal eagles will be earning a pretty penny working on this lawsuit…

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Don’t have a Yahoo email address and think you’re safe from the hack?

It turns out it’s not as simple as just checking whether you have a Yahoo, BT Yahoo Mail or Sky email address…

You could have a Yahoo account without even knowing it.

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Sky customers told to change passwords after massive Yahoo hack

Do you have a Sky email account? There’s potentially bad news – that service comes courtesy of Yahoo.

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BT investigates Yahoo hack, tells BT Yahoo mail users to reset passwords

With at least 500 million Yahoo users exposed by the 2014 hack, other services are also advising customers to reset their passwords.

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Yahoo confirms: hackers stole 500 million account details in 2014 data breach

Yahoo has confirmed that at least 500 million Yahoo accounts were put at risk by a data breach in 2014. Here is what you need to know, and what you need to do.

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Yahoo ‘expected to confirm massive data breach’, says Recode

As Yahoo poises to sell up to Verizon, it may have some bad news to share. Recode reports that “several hundred million” account credentials may have been impacted by a data breach.

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200 million Yahoo passwords being sold on the dark web?

Rumours are spreading of a huge breach at Yahoo.

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US Congress blocks Yahoo Mail after wave of ransomware attacks

The United States of Representatives has taken drastic action in the wake of a series of attempted ransomware attacks against its computers. It’s completely blocking Yahoo Mail.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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How to protect your Yahoo account with two-step verification (2SV)

David Bisson explains how you can protect your Yahoo account from hackers with two-step verification.

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