Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer did promise in the past that the Internet search giant would begin to close up any security holes that it discovers, and it is nice to see that happening before its self-imposed Q1 2014 deadline matures. In a nutshell, from today onward, any kind of search that you perform would be done from their home page, where it will also be routed through a secure server automatically without you knowing any better. All of this should be invisible to the end user as it is, and hopefully without any kind of detrimental performance along the way.
The thing is, this rerouting of searches through a secure server automatically does seem to cater only for the US site, in addition to Yahoo UK as well as Yahoo Japan, as other versions of Yahoo still perform a search query via the traditional method. You know what they say, it is always better to err on the side of caution, and when it comes to search, Yahoo is certainly taking a step in the right direction. After all the news in recent memory about hacks and security breaches, this is definitely good news in the right direction, don’t you think so? [Press Release]
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