Blog Posts Tagged with "Yahoo"

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Is a Password Enough? A Closer Look at Authentication

August 16, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Yahoo and LinkedIn were recently breached and usernames and passwords were stolen. These sites did something wrong that allowed those passwords to get hacked. However passwords themselves are too hackable. If multi-factor authentication was used, then the hacks may be a moot point and the data useless...

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Yahoo and Billabong Password Dumps Analyzed

July 19, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Wow, not one, but two massive password dumps in one day. Hackers leaked a very large number of Billabong and Yahoo passwords in plain text with no need to try to crack them. We looked at the passwords using the analysis tool Pipa, and here is what we found...

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Yahoo Voices Accounts Exposed and Available to the General Public

July 13, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

If Yahoo took "security very seriously" this probably may not have happened. This is obviously a fail in their IT Security practices, on many accounts, beginning with the SQL Injection attack used to compromise the server - yes, it only took one server to compromise for this to occur...

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Yahoo!'s No Encryption Trumps LinkedIn's Unsalted Hash

July 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Just a month after LinkedIn experienced a significant security breach and caught flack for not "salting their hash", the revelation that the Yahoo! credentials were not even stored in an encrypted format should have everyone concerned about how seriously companies are taking the security of their users...

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Zeus Malware Targeting Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo Users

May 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We've recently discovered a series of attacks being carried out by a P2P variant of the Zeus platform against some of the internet’s leading online services... The attacks are targeting users of Facebook, Google Mail, Hotmail and Yahoo – offering rebates and new security measures..."

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Western Companies in Collusion with Chinese Oppression

September 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Entering into the Chinese market as a search engine or social media provider is an ethical mine field. In the hands of authorities determined to police their subjects, search engines and social media platforms such as Facebook can become a potent tool of online repression..."

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Assange Claims Automated Intelligence Gathering on Facebook

May 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Facebook, Google, Yahoo – all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use..."

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IPv6 Upgrade Could Lock Out Millions of Internet Users

January 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"IPv6 experts say some Internet users will experience slowdowns or have trouble connecting to IPv6-enabled websites because they have misconfigured or misbehaving network equipment, primarily in their home networks. Corporate users also could experience IPv6 brokenness..."

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WebMail and HTTPS - How Difficult Can It Be?

November 22, 2010 Added by:Rafal Los

Given the extreme hyper-focus on session theft through packet capture and replay - ahem, FireSheep - in sites like Twitter and FaceBook, it's interesting to see how difficult it is, or if its even possible, to enable HTTPS throughout a popular, high-traffic site that we use every day...

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Google and Yahoo Allow Gov Surveillance For a Price

November 19, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Privacy advocate Christopher Soghoian did some snooping of his own through the Freedom of Information Act and found that Google charged the DEA $25 per case for access to user data. Yahoo, in an ongoing to effort to best Google at something, charged the agency $29 per case...

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Social Media and Identity Theft Risks PT II

March 30, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Now that the 3 major search engines Google, Bing and Yahoo index real-time search for Twitter and other social networks, consumers and employees must be aware that not all relevant search is a safe click. Scammers and identity thieves see this as real-time free advertising for their malware.

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