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To Stave Off Exodus, Yahoo Blocks Email Forwarding

The timing is 'extremely suspicious'

(Newser) - Yahoo just made it harder for users to switch providers after some 500 million accounts were hacked and reports surfaced that the company perused user emails for the NSA . Users say the company disabled automatic email forwarding at the start of the month so that anyone hoping to send received... More »

Yahoo Mail: We're Killing Passwords

Email service will now use push notifications on mobile devices to sign users in

(Newser) - Yahoo Mail is turning 18, and it's marking the occasion with a big move: no more passwords. The company announced Thursday it's dumping what one Gartner security analyst calls the "antiquated" process of punching in a password to access messages and replacing it with a push notification... More »

Yahoo Resets Passwords After Mass Hack

Data was stolen from third-party database, Yahoo says

(Newser) - More trouble for Yahoo:The company says an undisclosed number of passwords were stolen in a "coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts." The company doesn't say when the attack took place, but affected users are now being notified, PC World reports. In a... More »

Google, Yahoo, 13 Others Declare War on Phishing

New set of standards could make email more trustworthy

(Newser) - A new anti-phishing effort, backed by the big email service providers as well as banks, PayPal, social networks, and other companies, could dramatically reduce the number of scam emails you get in your inbox. Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL are backing the new plan; 15 companies in total have come... More »

AOL Brings in Outside Help With Homepage Redesign

Gmail, Facebook will be accessible from firm's web portal

(Newser) - AOL is overhauling its portal page, incorporating third-party email services and social-networking sites into, paidContent reports. The redesigned site allows users to perform global status updates, so a message sent from AOL would show up on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and more; users will also be able to view... More »

Uneasy Lies the Yahoo That Wears Crown

Portal eyes overhaul to preserve slipping top-dog status

(Newser) - With Google, Facebook, and MySpace gnawing at its top-dog status, Yahoo is reinventing some foundation applications to make them appeal to a new generation of users, reports the New York Times. First step? Turbocharging Yahoo Mail to make it more a communications hub and less a post office, a prototype... More »

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