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Hacker selling $700 exploit that hijacks Yahoo email accounts

Posted November 26, 2012 A hacker is selling a $700 zero-day exploit for Yahoo Mail that lets an attacker leverage a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability to steal cookies and hijack accounts. Read the full story on Naked Security.

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US court overturns judgement against ex-wife who read cheating hubby’s emails

Posted October 15, 2012 The case involves a woman’s hacking into her former boss’s Yahoo account to uncover evidence of his extramarital affair. Judges decreed that email stored in the cloud, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail, doesn’t meet the definition of “electronic storage” as written in the Stored Communications Act. For more, here’s the […]

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Microsoft and Yahoo are selling us to politicians, Facebook and Google are keeping out of it

Posted June 13, 2012 Microsoft and Yahoo are selling politicians the ability to target online ads to voters by name, zip code and other data they’ve collected from us. I think the word for this is pimping. Read it. 

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New zero-day Yahoo Messenger exploit allows malware to spread via hijacked status updates

An unpatched zero-day flaw in Yahoo Messenger allows remote attackers to meddle with any user’s status message, opening an opportunity for malware to spread. Check out the full story.

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