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Distributed Brute Force Attacks Against Yahoo

As part of the WASC Distributed Open Proxy Honeypot Project (DOPHP), we have been able to track some pretty extensive distributed brute force attacks against Yahoo end-user email accounts. Valid email accounts and/or obtaining valid account credentials are a huge commodity for SPAMMERS. Identifying valid accounts is important as it …

What Went Wrong With Yahoo!

Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo has announced his decision to step down from his position as chief executive officer as soon as a replacement has been appointed. Yang’s departure comes after less than 18 months at the helm. Over the past few months, Yang drew intense criticism from shareholders for …

Yahoo! and Intel to Extend World of Widgets to TV

Yahoo! and Intel have announced a plan to bring computer-style widgets to TV screens. The idea behind the Widget Channel is to take familiar software technologies to an emerging platform. The two companies have teamed up because Intel’s Media Processor CE 3100 is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) designed for use in …

Yahoo: Burn Your DRMed Tracks to CD Now

Yahoo has become the latest company to abandon customers who bought tracks from its music store encoded with DRM (digital rights management), drawing fire from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). On Sept. 30, Yahoo will shut down the servers that are needed to reauthorize music purchased from its failed Unlimited …

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