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Yahoo Retires ImageMagick After Bugs Leak Server Memory

Researcher Chris Evans reported a new bug and showed how also used a previously known flaw in ImageMagick to leak Yahoo server data and steal images and authentication secrets.

LeEco collapse continues as CEO cedes control; 85% of US workforce...

It appears that the "Netflix of China" should have stayed in China.

“Yahoobleed” flaw leaked private e-mail attachments and credentials

Yahoo promptly retired ImageMagic library after failing to install 2-year-old patch.

Yahoo retires ImageMagick library after 18-byte exploit leaks user email content

The simple line of code made it possible for attackers to view private Yahoo Mail images.

Yahoo! retires! bleeding! ImageMagick! to! kill! 0-day! vulnerability!

Purple Palace pays researcher US$778 bounty per byte How would you like US$778 per byte for your exploit?…

Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach

One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.

How Yahoo wrangles its giant private cloud

Every week it seems we hear about another large enterprise moving a major chunk of workloads to AWS or some other public cloud. Meanwhile, the private cloudmdash;once considered a vital part of the enterprisersquo;s futuremdash;gets no respect. “The enterprises that banked on private clouds a few years ago are now having second thoughts,” says InfoWorldrsquo;s David Linthicum in a recent post.I can assure you that Yahoo isnrsquo;t one of those enterprises.
InfoWorld recently interviewed Yahoorsquo;s VP of Cloud Services, Preeti Somal, who gave us an in-depth virtual tour of the companyrsquo;s enormous private cloud, which runs hundreds of thousands of servers worldwide, averages one terabit per second of traffic to over a billion monthly users, and accommodates roughly 50,000 build jobs per day.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Flickr Vulnerability Worth $7K Bounty to Researcher

Yahoo has patched an account takeover vulnerability on its Flickr image-hosting service that earned an independent security researcher a $7,000 bounty.

Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber, and ICQ

The most popular instant messaging platforms with cyber criminals are Skype, Jabber and ICQ, according to a new report released this morning.Meanwhile, consumer-grade platforms like AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo IM have fallen out of favor, while newer, more secure consumer oriented platforms like Telegram and WhatsApp are also gaining popularity.[ Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and web data. • Maximum-security essential tools for everyday encryption. • InfoWorld's encryption Deep Dive how-to report. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]The newer platforms are more user-friendly and more convenient, but also offer greater security, said Leroy Terrelonge, Director of Middle East and Africa Research at Flashpoint, which recently released a report about the communication platforms cyber criminals have been using over the past four years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Irish! data! police! are! preparing! to! whack! Yahoo! over! that! hack!

Er, wait, which hack? We've lost track... Yahoo! is set to get a spanking under European Union data protection laws for the biggest of the many megabreaches it copped to last year.…

Alleged Yahoo Email Hacker Denied Bail in Canada

Karim Baratov awaits extradition hearing, likely on June 12.