Yahoo is preventing some of its web email users from accessing their messages if they have an ad blocker installed.
An interesting move from the company that not so long ago was spreading malicious adverts to hundreds of thousands of users every hour.
Yahoo used to really know how to treat the vulnerability researchers who found bugs in its services.
They used to send them a voucher for a free Yahoo t-shirt. Sadly, those glory days are now over.
Symantec has issued a warning about a successful scam being perpetrated against users of webmail services such as Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo.
Think you can spot the difference between the world’s top search engines?
Hint: it’s security-related.
There’s a problem with only requiring you to have your mobile phone to log into your Yahoo account, and it’s this…
What if someone else has your phone?
For a while today, the seventeen people who use the Yahoo search engine saw a message in big friendly purple letters telling them not to panic.
A security researcher is far from impressed with Yahoo’s response, after vulnerable servers are attacked by hackers.
Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
No, it’s not true.
There isn’t an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta.
But if you were following the Twitter account of Yahoo News at 4:41 pm EST on Sunday, you might have thought it was true – for a while at least.
Security researchers at Blue Coat say that they have seen the CryptoWall ransomware being spread via ads.yahoo.com – a major online advertising network run by, yes you guessed it, Yahoo.
A lot of folks are going around at the moment telling the public to change all of their passwords in response to the serious Heartbleed internet security bug.
But it’s not necessarily the wisest advice.
Amazingly, the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug appears to have been around for about two years. Which means that – in theory at least – this gaping security hole could have been actively exploited by unauthorised parties for a long period of time.
You need to live-and-breathe security every day to have a proper chance of protecting your computers and sensitive data.
And some companies, alas, just don’t seem to get it.
Learn more in my article on the Hot For Security blog.
Yahoo has revealed that it has detected a “coordinated effort” to break into accounts belonging to Yahoo Mail users, using stolen username and password details.
Do you know the golden rules for safer passwords?
If you think you receive a lot of unwanted email each day, spare a thought for Hotmail user David S. Peck of Fresno, California.
He’s the owner of an email account that received thousands of unwanted messages, as Gmail went down for a few hours last week.
Breathe a small sigh of relief. Yahoo has finally caught up with competing major webmail providers, and turned on HTTPS by default.