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Yahoo fail... again!

23 September 2016

Do Yahoo really expect to be able to sell their email service for more than a song?

The reason I ask is that the company has just confirmed that some 500 million users have been affected by yet another security breach which has exposed personal details and encrypted passwords.

Perhaps someone ought to have explained to Marissa Meyer exactly what security means and why Yahoo should actually get some.

As a YahooMail user, ever since it first kicked off way-way back, I'm gobsmacked at how the service has changed from a pretty solid, reliable, secure webmail service to one that is constantly plagued with outages, security breaches and other failures.

It is obvious that "security" is a concept lost on Yahoo.. or why else would they put Flash-based ads on the mail login page? Seriously?

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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