Here’s what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo’s announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale — it’s the largest data breach ever — and the potential security implications for users.

That’s because Yahoo, unlike MySpace, LinkedIn and other online services that suffered large breaches in recent years, is an email provider; and email accounts are central to users’ online lives. Not only are email addresses used for private communications, but they serve as recovery points and log-in credentials for accounts on many other websites.

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What you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo’s announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale — it’s the largest data breach ever — and the potential security implications for users.

That’s because Yahoo, unlike MySpace, LinkedIn and other online services that suffered large breaches in recent years, is an email provider; and email accounts are central to users’ online lives. Not only are email addresses used for private communications, but they serve as recovery points and log-in credentials for accounts on many other websites.

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Here’s what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo’s announcement that state-sponsored hackers stole the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale — it’s the largest data breach ever — and the potential security implications for users.

That’s because Yahoo, unlike MySpace, LinkedIn and other online services that suffered large breaches in recent years, is an email provider; and email accounts are central to users’ online lives. Not only are email addresses used for private communications, but they serve as recovery points and log-in credentials for accounts on many other websites.

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In honor of its 20th anniversary, Yahoo reclaims its iconic San Francisco billboard

The Yahoo! billboard sign in San Francisco at dusk (2011)

Yahoo has reclaimed something that it lost for the past few years. The company has installed a billboard along a stretch of Interstate 80 in San Francisco. While that may not seen like news, it’s significant because this is the same billboard that the company had from 1999 to 2011.

For some, seeing the giant Yahoo sign along the freeway as they passed through San Francisco was a thing — a symbol of being home. For many years, the billboard featured some fun messages, rotating from time to time, and in this go around, that practice will continue. In a blog post, Yahoo chief marketing officer and head of media Kathy Savitt wrote that the first message will read “It’s good to be back.”

If you look at the time when Yahoo’s billboard came down, it was perhaps mostly a cost-cutting measure. The company was in trouble with all the layoffs and struggling to remain relevant. The rent for the space, following Yahoo’s departure, was going for $ 65,000 a month, or $ 80,000 if the neon lighting was used.

But over the past few weeks, Yahoo has been starting to ramp up its outdoor advertising throughout San Francisco. Just looking at bus shelters, along streets in the downtown area, and elsewhere, Yahoo signs were abound. As the San Francisco Chronicle noted last month, this new campaign is part of a three-month regional effort that leads up to a nationwide campaign.

Is Yahoo back? Well there’s no telling how long the new billboard ad will remain, but based on the enthusiasm that the company exuded in its blog post, Yahoo might be hoping for at least another decade.

Here’s an animated GIF of Yahoo’s “reclaimed billboard”:
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any minecraft players on yahoo answers? i need advice?

Question by : any minecraft players on yahoo answers? i need advice?
i just started playing like a week ago, and im just now starting on my larger house. its killing me. i started it like, on top of a mountain, and it a long time to build the walkway out from the mountain a little ways to where i wanted to build a platform suspended in midair with my house on it.

im about halfway through the platform when i realized that the clouds are at the same height as the platform. i dont want the clouds to be there the entire time im there and all, so im debating taking it down and building it lower. but it took sooo long to build, and was so hard and gave me migraines due to the amount of times i fell to my death while making it. what should i do? what would you do? any tips?

Best answer:

Answer by Douglas Rintoul
Since there’s no way to lower the clouds, i’d recommend moving it down.
But spawn in some tnt and have fun destroying it 🙂

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Q&A: any minecraft players on yahoo answers? i need advice?

Question by : any minecraft players on yahoo answers? i need advice?
i just started playing like a week ago, and im just now starting on my larger house. its killing me. i started it like, on top of a mountain, and it a long time to build the walkway out from the mountain a little ways to where i wanted to build a platform suspended in midair with my house on it.

im about halfway through the platform when i realized that the clouds are at the same height as the platform. i dont want the clouds to be there the entire time im there and all, so im debating taking it down and building it lower. but it took sooo long to build, and was so hard and gave me migraines due to the amount of times i fell to my death while making it. what should i do? what would you do? any tips?

Best answer:

Answer by Douglas Rintoul
Since there’s no way to lower the clouds, i’d recommend moving it down.
But spawn in some tnt and have fun destroying it 🙂

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