Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

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A440
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Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by A440 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:14 am

After reading this today, I really don't think Yahoo deserves its green rating since they have a hand in online gambling:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/18/sports/football/draftkings-fanduel-new-york-attorney-general-injunction.html

This is in addition to their complete failure to address spam complaints, 419-fraud complaints, etc. All complaints sent to them are ignored, with a response that leads no where.

Yahoo is essentially an untrustworthy site and I invite users to rate them accordingly.

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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by nova7 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:33 pm

Rated 2-3/4 years ago for some of the same reasons stated by A440 .

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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by A440 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:50 am

Ah-hem . . .

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/yahoo-restricts-ad-blocking-software-for-some-email-users/

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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by destinationtruth » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:19 pm

Though I agree. . . it will always be green.
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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by A440 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:59 am

After two years, now it turns out that Yahoo has had over 500 million accounts breached.
Yahoo does not deserve a green rating!

www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/technology/yahoo-hackers.html

Please revise your scores for this long-time abuser.

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/yahoo.com

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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by Site-rater » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:00 am


After two years, now it turns out that Yahoo has had over 500 million accounts breached.
Yahoo does not deserve a green rating!

hxxp://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/technology/yahoo-hackers.html

Please revise your scores for this long-time abuser.

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/yahoo.com


The way the news sounds, it kind of sounds like they were using plaintext passwords.

Is that why I get so much spam that originates from Yahoo Mail?

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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by Guest » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:15 pm

I've had the .co.uk version of their email for the past twelve years and I have to say I've been very happy with it. However for a long while now I've used an adblocker and now that Verizon are the new owners they may get a bit shirty about that by using anti-ad blocking software. In which case I'll kick them into touch and use another provider.

As for the data breach in 2014, I read about that on probably The Register at the time and changed my password to something long and complicated that even now I can only remember by writing it down on a sheet of paper.

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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by Kraftwerk » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:44 pm

About Yahoo hack

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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by Guest » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:04 pm


About Yahoo hack

You can check here whether your data is involved in data theft or, maby, not..

haveibeenpwned.com

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@A440 =
Yahoo is being crumbling to pieces for years and I agree with you that is not deserving a full green, but expect more news that deal with the worst offender FB and most social media
The mantra about keeping the password strong and constantly changes it, is a good one even for Yahoo, what I cannot understand is the idea of using searchable information as real name, telephone numbers etc. does not make sense, I never gave them that much to anyone, but as I said before expect more news
As Millien, I have been using addblockers
BTW, I removed a previous post because it was too short, but I agree with your point

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RE: Yahoo.com – Not worthy of a green rating

Post by NotBuyingIt » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:09 am

Reportedly, the compromised Yahoo accounts include not only its email service, but also its other services including Tumblr and Flickr. Hackers know that some people tend to use the same password for all of their accounts. People who have used the same password for both Yahoo and their financial accounts should seriously consider password changes for those other accounts, too.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/23/technology/yahoo-account-hack/index.html

For some perspective, see the 2014 article regarding the Heartbleed bug
http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/10/technology/security/heartbleed-passwords/index.html
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