How do I safeguard my password?

How do I safeguard my password?

Choosing a strong password is just one part of protecting your Yahoo! account. You should also follow these tips to keep it safe:Your Yahoo! ID and password are confidential information. A Yahoo! employee will …

What is a sign-in seal?

What is a sign-in seal?

A sign-in seal is a secret message or image that you create to help protect your Yahoo! account from…

How can I recognize a phishing email?

How can I recognize a phishing email?

If you receive an email from a web site or company urging you to provide confidential information, s…

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  • Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo
    At Mt. Gox bitcoin hub, 'geek' … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - In June 2011, when customers of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox agitated for proof that the Tokyo-based firm was still solvent … More »At Mt. Gox bitcoin hub, 'geek' …

    Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo

    By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - In June 2011, when customers of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox agitated for proof that the Tokyo-based firm was still solvent after a hacking attack, CEO Mark Karpeles turned to the comedy science fiction novel "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". During an online chat, Karpeles …

  • Photo illustration of Twitter logo on an iPad display next to a Turkish flag
    Turkey says Twitter agrees to close … Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 5:51 AM EDT

    By Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Twitter will close some accounts in Turkey but will not for now set up an office there as the government wants, a senior Turkish … More »Turkey says Twitter agrees to close …

    Photo illustration of Twitter logo on an iPad display next to a Turkish flag

    By Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Twitter will close some accounts in Turkey but will not for now set up an office there as the government wants, a senior Turkish official said late on Monday after talks over a dispute which saw the government ban the site for two weeks. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government blocked …

  • The Canada Revenue Agency website is seen on a computer screen displaying information about an internet security vulnerability called the "Heartbleed Bug" in Toronto
    'Heartbleed' blamed in attack … Reuters - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 5:59 PM EDT

    By Jim Finkle and Louise Egan BOSTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised … More »'Heartbleed' blamed in attack …

    The Canada Revenue Agency website is seen on a computer screen displaying information about an internet security vulnerability called the "Heartbleed Bug" in Toronto

    By Jim Finkle and Louise Egan BOSTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract …

  • Facebook plans to provide mobile payment … Reuters - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 4:06 PM EDT
    A portrait of the Facebook logo in Ventura

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process. The company is close to obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to start a service …

  • U.S. government says hackers trying … Reuters - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 5:59 PM EDT
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    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the "Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis. On a website for advising critical infrastructure operators about …

  • 'Heartbleed' computer bug threat … Reuters - Thu, Apr 10, 2014 7:03 PM EDT
    File picture illustration of the word 'password' pictured through a magnifying glass on a computer screen taken in Berlin

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the "Heartbleed" computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet Web servers. Developers rushed out patches to fix affected web servers …

 

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  • Top Security Tips Yahoo! Security Center - Sun, Jan 28, 2007 7:00 PM EST

    Follow these tips for a safe and secure online experience on Yahoo! and around the Internet.Staying safe on Yahoo!Keeping yourself safe onlineKeep your computer secureStaying … More »Top Security Tips

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  • Using Public Networks Yahoo! Security Center - Wed, Nov 3, 2010 8:00 PM EDT

    It’s incredibly convenient to be able to use the Internet when you’re out and about, but there are some precautions you should take any time you use a network that can … More »Using Public Networks

    It’s incredibly convenient to be able to use the Internet when you’re out and about, but there are some precautions you should take any time you use a network that can be used by people you don't know and trust. This includes not only wireless networks, but also public wired networks (like the ones in hotels, for instance). …