A hacker is reportedly currently trying to sell a dump of Yahoo accounts, up to 200 million of them, on The Real Deal Dark Web, according to Softpedia. This is particularly frightening given the sheer size of the number of accounts available for purchase, but also because this is the same person who allegedly dumped millions of MySpace passwords.
Yet another tech giant is sharing its artificial intelligence know-how with the world. Today Yahoo published the source code to its CaffeOnSpark AI engine so that anyone from academic researchers to big corporations can use or modify it.
Marissa Mayer just gave birth to twins, but she’s not getting a pass from Eric Jackson, a fund manager who just launched a big attack on her as Yahoo CEO.
Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo’s board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.
Last week, Marissa Mayer took a big step toward undoing one of her predecessor's business deals by renegotiating Yahoo's search contract with Microsoft.
On Monday, the company filed a document with the SEC that gives some new details. It looks like Mayer drove a pretty hard bargain, and it could set Yahoo up to make more money from the search results it delivers.
Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce “end to end encryption” for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers.
The Internet giant demonstrated new security and safety features for its email service at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, ramping up efforts to boost privacy since the 2013 revelations about government surveillance.
Echoing the concerns of many US-based technology companies have about US-led surveillance programs, Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos asked the director of the National Security Agency some pointed questions concerning proposed or existing backdoors placed in encryption technologies. The responses from NSA director Adm. Mike Rogers only underscored the growing divide.
YAHOO MAIL is, somehow, still experiencing an outage after an underwater cable was severed, and the firm is remaining tight-lipped on the situation.
It is now 1 December, and Yahoo Mail has been down since 20 November after the firm admitted that an underwater cable mishap had knocked the email service offline.
Since 2004, Google has been paying Mozilla a ton of money each year—estimated at around $100 million—for the privilege of being the default search engine used in the Firefox browser. This contribution represented the lion's share of Mozilla's income, something in the ballpark of 85 percent.
Jonathan Hall was trying to help the internet. Earlier this week, the 29-year-old hacker and security consultant revealed that someone had broken into machines running inside several widely used internet services, including Yahoo, WinZip, and Lycos. But he may have gone too far.
Yahoo goes on the record to state that an attack over the weekend was not related to Shellshock, but an independent researcher insists the Bash bug is rearing its head on Yahoo infrastructure.