New York Times: Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say

Ugh. The New York Times has some background on the Yahoo breach: “Certainly, many big companies have struggled with cyberattacks in recent years. But Yahoo’s security efforts appear to have fallen short, in particular, when compared with those of banks and other big tech companies. To make computer systems more secure, a company often has to make its products slower and more difficult to use. It was a trade-off Yahoo’s leadership was often unwilling to make.”

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