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Yahoo says password vulnerability fixed

Yahoo says it has fixed the vulnerability that allowed 450,000 user email addresses and passwords to be stolen from its user-generated content service, Yahoo! Voices. In a blog posting, Yahoo said that the "compromised information was provided by writers who had joined Associated Content prior to May 2010, when it was acquired by Yahoo!. (Associated Content is now the Yahoo! Contributor Network.) This compromised file was a standalone file that was not used to grant access to Yahoo! systems and services."


Yahoo CEO Stays on Interim Basis

Yahoo Inc. didn't use the occasion of its annual shareholder meeting Thursday to name a permanent chief executive, instead keeping Ross Levinsohn in the position on an interim basis.


Yahoo confirms 400,000 accounts hacked, some passwords stolen

The company said that although the breached accounts include user names from Yahoo and other companies, only 5% of the accounts had valid passwords. Yahoo said it is working to fix the vulnerability and is changing the passwords of the affected users. The company also said it is notifying other companies whose users may have been affected -- earlier we reported that they may include people who use AOL, Gmail, Hotmail and many others.


Hackers post 450K credentials pilfered from Yahoo


Yahoo has been the victim of a security breach that yielded hundreds of thousands of login credentials stored in plain text. The hacked data, posted to the hacker site D33D Company, contained more than 453,000 login credentials and appears to have originated from the Web pioneer's network. The hackers, who said they used a union-based SQL injection technique to penetrate the Yahoo subdomain, intended the data dump to be a "wake-up call."


Yahoo investigating reported mass password breach

Yahoo Inc. said Thursday it is investigating reports of a security breach that may have exposed nearly half a million users' email addresses and passwords... The little-known group was quoted as saying that they had stolen the passwords using an SQL injection -- the name given to a commonly-used attack in which hackers use rogue commands to extract data from vulnerable websites.


Report: Yahoo, Facebook have settled patent fight

A report in the tech blog AllThingsD says Facebook and Yahoo have reached a deal that settles their patent squabbles and expands their licensing and advertising partnership.


Yahoo's Axis Won't Move The Needle But Is Still A Good Sign

Yahoo has seen a lot of turmoil and restructuring in the past couple of months, but it may finally be getting back on track with new product launches. It launched Yahoo Axis, a new search oriented add-on for web browsers last month... By leveraging Yahoo's 700 million user base, Axis could attract a significant number of users in the coming months.


Yahoo Axis 'search browser' makes surprise debut

Yahoo Axis

Here’s some news you probably didn’t expect to read: Yahoo just released its own Web browser. Well, sorta. The new software, dubbed Yahoo Axis, is being called a "search browser." Its main trick is the ability to bypass the standard list of links and instead send users directly to websites and pages via thumbnails.


Yahoo CEO Names Executive Team

New Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn named an executive team, including Mickie Rosen to lead global media and commerce efforts, to help renew growth at the ailing Internet company.


Report: Yahoo CEO to step down amid resume miscue

Scott Thompson

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson reportedly will step down Sunday amid controversy over mentions on his resume and in regulatory filings of a computer science degree he never received.


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