Shares of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) ended Thursday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.01 points or 0.02% at $44.15 with 33.36 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $43.94, the shares hit an intraday low of $43.74 and an intraday high of $44.87 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $43.35 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 951.78 million shares.
On September 22, 2016 A recent investigation by Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The ongoing investigation suggests that stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information; payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system that the investigation has found to be affected. Based on the ongoing investigation, Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen and the investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo’s network. Yahoo is working closely with law enforcement on this matter.
Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts. These steps include invalidating unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account and asking potentially affected users to change their passwords. Yahoo is also recommending that users who haven’t changed their passwords since 2014 do so.
Yahoo encourages users to review their online accounts for suspicious activity and to change their password and security questions and answers for any other accounts on which they use the same or similar information used for their Yahoo account. The company further recommends that users avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails and that they be cautious of unsolicited communications that ask for personal information. Additionally, Yahoo asks users to consider using Yahoo Account Key, a simple authentication tool that eliminates the need to use a password altogether.
Online intrusions and thefts by state-sponsored actors have become increasingly common across the technology industry. Yahoo and other companies have launched programs to detect and notify users when a company strongly suspects that a state-sponsored actor has targeted an account. Since the inception of Yahoo’s program in December 2015, independent of the recent investigation, approximately 10,000 users have received such a notice.
Shares of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.07 points or -0.40% at $17.59 with 25.28 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $17.89, the shares hit an intraday low of $17.41 and an intraday high of $18.05 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $19.06 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 1.04 billion shares.
On September 20, 2016 Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, announced two high-performance storage solutions to easily transfer and share content between devices with USB Type-C or micro-USB port. The Lexar®JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive (USB-C) and JumpDrive C20m micro-USB flash drive are the newest products to join the premium suite of C-series mobile products, including the Lexar JumpDrive C20i flash drive. The new JumpDrive products are being launched at Photokina 2016.
“Today`s users are capturing and storing immense amounts of high-quality content on their devices every day,” said Yeon Kim, product marketing manager, Lexar. “Both the Lexar JumpDrive C20m and Lexar JumpDrive C20c provide users with an easy way to transfer, share, and offload content on the go.”
The Lexar JumpDrive C20c USB Type-C flash drive allows users to seamlessly move files between next generation Type-C devices and computers. This premium 3-in-1 drive features both USB Type-C and standard USB-Type A connectors in a convenient charging cable design to provide high-speed performance for fast file transfer with speeds up to 150MB/s read and 60MB/s write. The Lexar JumpDrive C20m micro-USB flash drive is a 3-in-1 solution that features both micro-USB and standard USB Type-A connectors that allows users to easily transfer files between On-The-Go (OTG)-enabled Android(TM) tablets and smartphones.* Both drives utilise USB 3.1 (Gen 1) performance for fast file transfer, with speeds up to 150MB/s read and 60MB/s write. Both JumpDrives are compatible with PC and Mac® systems and backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices, and will be available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Both drives have a three-year limited warranty.