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Yahoo Xtra stories

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Spark kicks Yahoo to the kerb; teams with SMX to bring Xtra email back to Kiwi soil
Wed, 14th Sep 2016
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Spark says it's bringing its email services 'home', as it will be dropping the Yahoo-owned Xtra email service & moving to Kiwi-owned SMX.
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Kiwi Yahoo users' passwords safe...for now
Tue, 17th Mar 2015
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While the new option may make it easier for users to login, it potentially makes it much easier for hackers to break into Yahoo accounts.
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Telecom set for Yahoo Xtra email security update...
Thu, 13th Mar 2014
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Yahoo and Telecom are applying additional encryption settings to Yahoo Xtra email, affecting some users from March 17.
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How to secure your Yahoo Xtra email account…
Tue, 11th Feb 2014
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Fresh from updating users on new Yahoo Xtra email security measures, Telco offers Kiwis advice on how to combat any further breaches.
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Telecom updates users on new Yahoo Xtra email security measures
Tue, 11th Feb 2014
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cybersecurity
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telecommunications
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email
Telecom upgrades security for Xtra email platform with new encryption setting, SSL. Users urged to update settings.
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Yahoo email under new wave of security attacks...
Tue, 4th Feb 2014
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Yahoo has warned that its email service is under a new wave of security attacks, urging users to display extreme caution when checking messages.
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Telecom advises Kiwi caution following possible Yahoo Xtra security threat...
Mon, 27th Jan 2014
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Telecom alerts Kiwis to a potential Yahoo Xtra email breach, urging customers to reset passwords to safeguard accounts.
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Telecom warns Kiwis over Yahoo Xtra spam attacks
Thu, 16th Jan 2014
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Telecom Retail CEO Chris Quin is today warning Yahoo Xtra customers about a spam email circulating around some Yahoo Xtra email accounts.
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Opinion: Time for Xtra to shrug off Yahoo?
Wed, 15th Jan 2014
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We're only two weeks into the New Year but there is another issue with Yahoo. leaving many wondering will Telecom bring its Xtra email service back in house?.
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Telecom ramps up security efforts following Yahoo Xtra breach
Wed, 4th Dec 2013
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Yahoo Xtra customers hit by spam attacks as Telecom takes action to halt breach and lock down affected accounts.
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Yahoo Xtra email breach - The one that got away…
Tue, 3rd Dec 2013
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As one of the biggest global providers of email, Yahoo is at the frontline of this battle - they alone block more than 600 billion spam messages a month.
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Yawn… Telecom works through the night
Thu, 11th Apr 2013
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While you slept, Telecom fought a night-long battle against malware targeting Yahoo's Xtra emails, improving security once again.
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Hacked off? Telecom says RELAX
Wed, 10th Apr 2013
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Telecom projects a sense of calm following latest Yahoo Xtra email security breach, telling users what to do….
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Crash, SPAM, Wallop
Wed, 10th Apr 2013
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Yahoo Xtra email users face another spam barrage, raising questions about Telecom's resolve and user trust amidst renewed Yahoo partnership.
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Telecom renews Yahoo Xtra commitment following breach
Fri, 5th Apr 2013
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Telecom vows to enhance Yahoo Xtra after breach exposed 60k passwords but will continue its partnership with Yahoo, prioritising customer service.
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H@X! Lock up your computers, nobody’s safe
Mon, 4th Mar 2013
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Evernote forces 50 million users to change their passwords following hacking attack, should the ICT industry set off the Bat Sign?.
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Finally some good news for Telecom, new Kiwi CFO appointed
Fri, 1st Mar 2013
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telecommunications
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Following a week of playing catch-up to rival Vodafone, Telecom looks ahead by hiring new chief financial officer.
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Hacking is a fact of life, get over it
Wed, 27th Feb 2013
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yahoo xtra
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Telecom's blasé stance on rampant hacking stirs debate: Is acceptance the only way forward in the cyber crime epidemic?.
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Out of the woods but still out of favour
Mon, 25th Feb 2013
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yahoo xtra
Telecom emerges from cyber woes, yet customer loyalty wanes after the email hack.
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Great job team, now you're fired
Fri, 22nd Feb 2013
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Telecom to cut hundreds of jobs following revenue dip, CEO stresses need to remain competitive. Do you agree with the cuts?.
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Safety first: Change those passwords
Tue, 19th Feb 2013
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unisys
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telecommunications
In wake of the Yahoo Xtra breach, experts call for NZ users to urgently refresh passwords, amid fears of widespread ID thefts.
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Keep calm and carry on? Or switch internet provider?
Mon, 18th Feb 2013
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telecommunications
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yahoo xtra
Yahoo Xtra attack worse than first feared, with around 60,000 passwords cancelled by Telecom in a desperate bid to halt the breach.
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Better late than never... Xtra security warning
Thu, 14th Feb 2013
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Telecom rolls out urgent password reset for Yahoo Xtra users after a cyber attack compromised 5% of accounts.
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Will Telecom drop Yahoo?
Tue, 12th Feb 2013
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yahoo xtra
Telecom review email service for broadband customers after Kiwi breach in 'phishing attack.' CEO admits change is needed.