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After uproar, Minecraft maker to stop feeding cookies to in-game parrots

Mojang accepts concerns that children might imitate the game's dangerous avian diet.

Session Hijacking, Cookie-Stealing WordPress Malware Spotted

Researchers spotted a strain of cookie stealing malware, injected into a legitimate JavaScript file, masquerading as a WordPress core domain.

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

New algorithm is based on human psychovisual system.
Images look better, too.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands review: One hot mess of an open-world game

Writing is terrible and it's riddled with bugs, but there's fun to be had with friends.

Muppet Guys Talking explores Jim Henson’s tech, genius, generosity

Review: Riveting conversation with major Muppet actors flies by way too quickly.

IBM Enhances Publicly Accessible Quantum Computing Services

DAILY VIDEO: IBM expands quantum computing efforts; Researchers find 132 malware-infected Android apps on Google Play; Yahoo reveals cookie forging activity led to account breach; and there's more.

Yahoo Reveals Cookie Forging Activity Breached 32M Accounts

NEWS ANALYSIS: Yahoo's latest disclosure provides insight into how attackers forged cookies to access user accounts.

Yahoo Reveals Cookie Forging Activity Led to Account Breach

NEWS ANALYSIS: Yahoo's latest security disclosure provides insight into how attackers forged cookies to access 32 million user accounts, in at attack that security experts see as being preventable.

​Yahoo says 32m user accounts were accessed via cookie forging attack

The former tech giant believes a sophisticated cookie forging attack was used to access 32 million Yahoo accounts.

Yahoo cookie hacks affected 32 million accounts, CEO forgoes bonus

Nation-sponsored attackers targeted 26 specific accounts.

Hacks all the time. Engineers recently found Yahoo systems remained compromised

Company knocks $350 million off its purchase price.

Spam and phishing in 2016

2016 saw a variety of changes in spam flows, with the increase in the number of malicious mass mailings containing ransomware being the most significant.

These programs are readily available on the black market, and in 2017 the volume of malicious spam is unlikely to fall.