New Zealand plans to change privacy laws after Yahoo hack

By on September 26, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

New Zealand plans to change privacy laws after Yahoo hack

With a view to change the country’s privacy laws, New Zealand authorities are now monitoring the Yahoo hack that affected up to 500 million user accounts, an official said. The Yahoo hack had affected a small portion of the 825,000 email accounts that New Zealand telecom giant Spark provided to users through its partnership with Yahoo. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said in a statement that the hack exemplified the international nature of privacy, with the US Federal Trade Commission and Irish Data Protection Commissioner already working together to make enquiries into the incident, Xinhua news agency reported. More →
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Yahoo hacked: 8 things you should know about the world’s biggest online hack

By on September 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Yahoo hacked: 8 things you should know about the world’s biggest online hack

Yahoo today announced what can easily be called a cyber catastrophe, where accounts of over 500 million users were compromised. During the ongoing investigation, the company’s Chief Information Security Officer Bob Lord confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what Yahoo believes is a 'state-sponsored actor'. This massive attack, which affects so many people, has naturally raised quite a few questions as to who was actually behind the attack and what does the hack mean for users’ personal security. We have gathered everything that you need to know about the world’s biggest online hack. More →
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Yahoo hack: Here’s how to find out if your account has been compromised

By on September 23, 2016 at 11:47 AM.

Yahoo hack: Here’s how to find out if your account has been compromised

Yahoo has confirmed that its over 500 million user accounts have been compromised. The company is calling it a ‘state-sponsored’ attack, and according to Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer, the information was stolen from the company’s servers back in late 2014. Due to the breach, sensitive user information like email address, telephone numbers, date of birth and decrypted password may have been leaked to the hackers. Although Yahoo has claimed that the stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information, users are strictly recommended to take a few preventive measures. More →
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Yahoo hack: Take these steps immediately to protect your account

By on September 23, 2016 at 10:45 AM.

Yahoo hack: Take these steps immediately to protect your account

Yes, Yahoo was indeed hacked and the attack was much worse than expected. The company described the hacking as a "state-sponsored attack" and claims that over 500 million accounts have been affected. In case your account has been compromised, check your inbox for mail where Yahoo will ask you to update your password and registered mobile number. Even if you are safe, here are a few steps you need to take to protect your account. More →
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Yahoo hack much worse than expected, over 500 million accounts hacked

By on September 23, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

Yahoo hack much worse than expected, over 500 million accounts hacked

In line with yesterday's report, Yahoo has come out in the open about a massive hacking attack that has affected at least 500 million user accounts. Yahoo calls this as a 'state-sponsored' attack, and as per  Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Bob Lord, the information was stolen from the company's network in late 2014. "The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers," Lord said. More →
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Yahoo may have faced massive data breach affecting millions of users: Report

By on September 22, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

Yahoo may have faced massive data breach affecting millions of users: Report

Yahoo will soon be disclosing a major data breach of its main services, that has impacted over hundred million of its users. A report by Recode suggests that the impact may be quite widespread and serious. Last month, Yahoo reported a similar data breach where the hackers claimed to have had access to over accounts of 200 million users and had put those accounts online for sale for $1,800. The publication reports one of its sources as saying that the present data breach attack may be as bad or even worse than the last month’s incident. The break-in is expected to be disclosed this week. More →
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Microsoft, Google and Yahoo block ads promoting on sex determination tests

By on September 20, 2016 at 3:45 PM.

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo block ads promoting on sex determination tests

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo have agreed to auto block ads promoting sex determination tests as prohibited under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act. The government informed the Supreme Court that search giants have agreed to the decision. With regards to the provisions of the PC&PNDT Act, 1994, advertisements commercially promoting sex determination tests would be blocked automatically and accessing them would not be possible, the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice C Nagappan was told.

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Yahoo introduces mobile ad format ‘Yahoo Tiles’ in India

By on September 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

Yahoo introduces mobile ad format ‘Yahoo Tiles’ in India

Yahoo has announced the availability of ‘Yahoo Tiles’ in India which is a new mobile ad format to reach users through engaging, interactive content. Yahoo Tiles enables brands to tell visually compelling and immersive stories across mobile devices in a post-tap environment. When consumers click on a mobile ad, they are taken to a custom mobile landing page that can feature 360-degree video and images, as well as dynamic and interactive features such as video, swipeable images, and social feeds. With its lightweight design, Yahoo Tiles delivers a more engaging and seamless consumer experience for mobile native, video and display ads. More →
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Yahoo updates its Messenger app for Windows and Mac with new features

By on July 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

Yahoo updates its Messenger app for Windows and Mac with new features

Yahoo has updated its Messenger app for Windows and Mac, allowing users a fast way to send not only messages but also photos and animated GIFs. Among the new features, the "drag and drop" option allows users share multiple photos at once and "like" any posts or images that stand out to them.

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Experts hope Yahoo will have a brighter future with Verizon deal

By on July 27, 2016 at 1:15 PM.

Experts hope Yahoo will have a brighter future with Verizon deal

Most of us who thronged cyber cafes in the late 1990s and a little into 2000s for surfing the internet, checking emails, night-long chats and online dating can never forget the initiation into the World Wide Web, thanks to Yahoo. Yahoo Mail and Messenger were once the gospel for all -- be it teenagers, parents or teachers. Social media was yet to penetrate into our lives and the Yahoo portal alone -- once valued at $125 billion during the peak of the dot com revolution -- brought us into a world we still cherish with much nostalgia.

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