Feeds

Yahoo! search! stuffed! with! FILTH!

Disgruntled insider smutbomb sabotage?

Security for virtualized datacentres

Yahoo! search went downmarket yesterday, and defaulted to serving up porn to users.

Clicking on search result thumbnails led surfers to a image of a man and a woman copulating, no matter what initial search term was first requested.

The xxx image was served up around 200,000 times in the space of around 30 minutes on Tuesday night before Yahoo! stepped in and disabled its thumbnail feature as a temporary fix, Techcrunch reports.

The priapic problem reared its head when users followed thumbnails generated by general web searches. Yahoo!'s dedicated image search was not affected. Yahoo! web search is now back to its more modest normal state.

The glitch suspiciously coincided with a decision by the internet firm to make 600 staff (or 4 per cent of its workforce) redundant, prompting speculation that an outgoing worker left a very rude Easter egg. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Mathematica hits the Web
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months
Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
Not fit for purpose on day of launch, says Cupertino
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.