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Since news of the OpenSSL bug started to spread on Monday, administrators and vendors have made a mad scramble to patch the Heartbleed bug, named for the flawed implementation of the heartbeat option in the cryptographic library.
Yahoo has offered a public status update for their various encryption projects, including an announcement that a new, encrypted, version of Yahoo Messenger will be released in the coming months.
Yahoo has started providing webmail users the option of using a secure connection, matching a similar feature Google and Microsoft have offered for several years.
The EFF lauds Yahoo for adding HTTPS, but one expert criticized the move because the additional security was not required but only an option
Move to HTTPS will protect users accessing the social network via public Wi-Fi networks
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.