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Yahoo! webmail accounts are being hijacked by hackers exploiting an eight-month-old bug in the web giant's blog, security biz Bitdefender warns. Messages with a short link to an apparently harmless MSNBC web-page are being spread to compromise mailboxes: the link actually points to a completely different website hosting …

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Eight-month-old bug

Failure! To! Patch! Leads! To! Security! Hole!

This is almost (unfortunately) a non-event. I hate added layers of bureaucracy as much as the next guy, but until there is an external mandate, this sort of crap will happen far to frequently.

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They are clueless

Yahoo allows a phish mail targeting them (yes, Yahoo!) into inbox of their users.

No tricks, no Javascript trickery, no Bayesian trickery.

Plain phish mail. I got the mail here.

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Re: They are clueless

I get loads of "Yahoo!" phish mails. The obvious giveaway is there is no purple "!" icon beside it so I know it is a fake. Then there's the level of English used - you'd have thought a big scam targetting thousands/millions of users might stretch to finding a native English speaker to write the message...

Icon, however, for the utter stupidity of Yahoo! allowing into its system a message claiming to be from "Yahoo!" (indeed "Yahoo!" anywhere in the sender's name) - such messages should be auto-nuked (from space, it's the only way to be sure).

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PLEASE! STOP!

THIS! SILLY! FORMATTING! FOR! EVERY! YAHOO! RELATED! STORY! IS! GETTING! REALLY! TEDIOUS! YES! WE! GET! IT! YAHOO! HAS! AN! EXCLAMATION! MARK! AFTER! IT'S! NAME! WE! GOT! IT! THE! FIRST! TIME! YOU! DID! IT! THREE! HUNDRED! YEARS! AGO!

ENOUGH! NOW! PLEASE! STOP!

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