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  • Chris J Brady
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) reported at the end of May that BT will be moving their email service from Yahoo within weeks precisely because of Yahoo s
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 24, 2013
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      The Daily Telegraph (UK) reported at the end of May that BT will be moving their email service from Yahoo 'within weeks' precisely because of Yahoo's inability or unwillingness to deal with hacking effectively.

      The story also says that the new preferred supplier is Critical Path, a
      privately-held specialist email provider based in California and that
      they will provide a modern secure mail system. Hopefully, not available
      to the NSA. ;-)

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      Tonight’s Channel 4 News email has a story about Yahoo being hacked again.

      Hackers target Yahoo!...again

      Hackers have launched a fresh wave of attacks on the world's third largest email provider, putting millions of users' accounts at risk.

      Yahoo! says it is still investigating the problem, which has seen email Inboxes hijacked and used to send out spam. But this programme has learned that companies are now exploiting the situation. One website's helpline falsely claimed to be able to tell if an account has been compromised, then asked for hundreds of pounds to fix a problem which may not exist.

      Katie Razzall has the story.

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    • Harryh
      I was informed eons ago that there is no expectation of privacy with email.  In the old days email was routed via multiple servers via store and forward (as
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 24, 2013
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        I was informed eons ago that there is no expectation of privacy with email.  In the old days email was routed via multiple servers via store and forward (as was NNTP traffic, but that's another story); thus the email was available on multiple servers and could be read by any operator at any server.  That's not the case today where routing avoids the store and forward (and routing is 8-bit as well for another story).

        If you want security you simply must use PGP encryption for messages.  I suppose the mere fact you used PGP might bring suspicious about your activities.  Yahoo tells us that encrypted mail may or may not get processed.


        From: Chris J Brady <chrisjbrady@...>
        To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 3:20 AM
        Subject: [Y-Mail] Fw: Yahoo hacked again

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        The story also says that the new preferred supplier is Critical Path, a
        privately-held specialist email provider based in California and that
        they will provide a modern secure mail system. Hopefully, not available
        to the NSA.  ;-)


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