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San Francisco March 18, 2017: One billion Yahoo accounts are up for sale at $200,000 or best offer, a media report has said.
The passwords do not work, but the dates of birth, telephone numbers and security questions could still be useful to an adept cyberthief, a New York Times report said.

 

US Federal prosecutors unsealed indictments this week against four Russian men, including two hackers and two intelligence officers, responsible for a 2014 intrusion into Yahoo’s systems that affected 500 million user accounts.

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Despite this, data on 1 billion accounts – stolen in another attack on the company in 2013 – appeared to remain available on underground hacker forums on Friday, the NYT report added.

 

The authorities were tight-lipped about their investigation of the 2013 attack, which is the largest known breach of a private company’s computer systems. The 2014 hacking of Yahoo’s servers is the second largest.

 

“We’re not willing to comment right now if there is a connection between the two investigations,” Malcolm Palmore, who oversees the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s cybersecurity division in San Francisco, said on Wednesday in a brief interview after the government unveiled the indictments. (IANS)
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Yahoo Mail Revamps its Mobile Web Experience, Releases Android Go App

The Go app uses the exact same architecture as the standard Yahoo Mail app

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Yahoo Mail Revamps its Mobile Web Experience, Releases Android Go App
Yahoo Mail Revamps its Mobile Web Experience, Releases Android Go App. (IANS)

Oath Inc on Wednesday announced that Yahoo Mail is bringing a new application optimised for entry-level Android “Go” smartphones and a new version of its mobile website.

Oath Inc is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications that is the umbrella company of digital content subdivisions including AOL and Yahoo.

The Yahoo Mail Go app delivers the same features of the current Android application while keeping the RAM usage on devices below 50MB and the install size below 10MB.

“The original Yahoo Mail app is already extremely lightweight so we didn’t have to remove major features to reduce the standard Yahoo Mail app size for Go,” the company said in a statement.

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“The Go app uses the exact same architecture as the standard Yahoo Mail app,” it added.

The company also announced a design overhaul that brings many of the same features that are available for its mobile app users.

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“In addition to the dramatic feature and design updates, what’s changed for Yahoo Mail on mobile browser behind the scenes is equally as notable. The architecture supporting the new browser experience is the same as our modern desktop tech stack which is developed on ‘React’ and ‘Redux’,” the company said.

Notably, the new version has no reloads which makes all actions such as deleting emails, marking them as read or as spam, emptying trash, instant. (IANS)