Yahoo Debuts Passwordless Login and Encrypted Email
Yahoo today made several announcements concerning account access and security. First, Yahoo introduced a new way to sign into user accounts without requiring a password. With the new "on-demand passwords" option enabled, Yahoo will send a verification code via text message to the number registered with the account. The code can be used in lieu of a password during account sign-in. Yahoo also showed off an end-to-end encryption plugin for Yahoo Mail on the desktop. At this point, Yahoo is making the source code of the plugin available for inspection so the security community can weigh in and assess its strength. An early build of the plugin is available that will allow Yahoo Mail users to send encrypted email to one another, but not to outside email systems. Yahoo hopes other email providers will make compatible solutions for their own email services over time. Yahoo said its goal is to offer an end-to-end encryption solution for all users by the end of the year.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Yahoo Mail Now Supports Multiple Accounts
Yahoo today rolled out a new version of its Mail application for the iPhone and added the ability to use multiple email accounts. The app now supports Yahoo, Outlook, and AOL email services and can be used to manage a handful of accounts from a single inbox.
Yahoo Mail for iOS Adds Themes, Support for 3D Touch
Yahoo today rolled out an update to its iOS email application and added several new features. To start, users can now select from a number of different colored themes and can go so far as to set a different theme for each managed account (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail email addresses) to make them easier to separate.
Yahoo Improves Search In Mobile Browsers
Yahoo today said it has refreshed how it displays mobile search results in a way that will help people find what they're looking for quicker. Yahoo explains that rather than offer lists of links, the new search presents results — including images, videos, news, and other details — prominently in a way that's more useful.