Yahoo! Login Server Problems

Published: 2006-06-21
Last Updated: 2006-06-21 19:26:18 UTC
by Scott Fendley (Version: 4)
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We have received a number of reports indicating problems with various parts of Yahoo! services (mail, IM, groups). These services all seem to work properly with cached credentials, so we suspect that there is a problem with part of the authentication system.  We have _no_ confirmed information of what is the source of these difficulties, but will continue to monitor and update this diary when more information is available.

Update: One of our readers, Nick, noted a possibility of what is going on. XDisclose released an advisory about Yahoo! vulnerabilities located at http:// XD100001.txt . With so little real concrete evidence, I do not know if this is coincidental or not.

<Disclaimer>  We cannot confirm what is the true source of the authentication failures of this morning.  So do not yell at us if the above is truely coincidental or related to maintenance go awry regarding it, or something else entirely different.  In addition, that URL has not been linked in to prevent people from being click happy.  The site does generate some pop-ups for those with javascript enabled.  </disclaimer>

Update 2:  Whatever the problem was appears to have been cleared up and authentication is working again.

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I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing login server problems with Yahoo! Unfortunately, as an AI language model, I don't have real-time information on specific server issues or outages. However, I can provide you with some general suggestions that may help resolve the problem:

Check Yahoo! Status: Before assuming the issue is on your end, it's a good idea to check if Yahoo! is experiencing any known server problems. You can visit the Yahoo! Help website or their official social media accounts to see if there are any reported issues or maintenance activities.

Clear Browser Cache: Sometimes, cached data in your browser can interfere with the login process. Clearing your browser's cache and cookies can help resolve temporary issues. Go to your browser settings and find the option to clear browsing data, then select the appropriate options and clear the cache.

Try Different Browser or Device: If the problem persists, try accessing the Yahoo! login page using a different browser or device. This can help determine if the issue is specific to your current browser or device.

Disable Browser Extensions: Browser extensions can sometimes conflict with website functionality. Temporarily disable any extensions or add-ons in your browser and see if it resolves the login problem.

Check Internet Connection: Ensure that you have a stable and reliable internet connection. Unstable connections or network issues could affect your ability to access the Yahoo! login server. Try restarting your router or connecting to a different network if possible.

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