SFNF Waives Fees In Honor Of Martin Luther King Day

first_imgScene from Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/Kyle MaxwellSFNF News:SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.All SFNF offices will be closed Jan. 20 for the federal holiday, resuming regular business hours Tuesday, Jan. 21.Fees will be waived at SFNF sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the recreation.gov system. Since many recreation sites on the SFNF are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged to contact the appropriate Ranger District Office to determine which sites are open and will waive fees.Fees at all national forests and grasslands will be waived at many day-use sites, such as picnic grounds and developed trailheads, in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.  The remaining fee waiver dates for 2020 are:President’s Day: Feb. 17, 2020National Get Outdoors Day: June 13, 2020National Public Lands Day: Sept. 26, 2020Veterans Day: Nov. 11, 2020last_img read more

More than 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked

first_img Author: Associated Press Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE NEW YORK (AP) – Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013, in what is thought to be the largest data breach at an email provider.The Sunnyvale, California, company was also home to what’s now most likely the second largest hack in history, one that exposed 500 million Yahoo accounts . The company disclosed that breach in September. Yahoo said it hasn’t identified the intrusion associated with this theft.Yahoo says the information stolen may include names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and security questions and answers. The company says it believes bank-account information and payment-card data were not affected.But the company said hackers may have also stolen passwords from the affected accounts. Technically, those passwords should be secure; Yahoo said they were scrambled twice – once by encryption and once by another technique called hashing. But hackers have become adept at cracking secured passwords by assembling huge dictionaries of similarly scrambled phrases and matching them against stolen password databases.That could mean trouble for any users who reused their Yahoo password for other online accounts.QUESTIONS FOR VERIZONThe new hack revelation raises fresh questions about Verizon’s $4.8 billion proposed acquisition of Yahoo, and whether the big mobile carrier will seek to modify or abandon its bid. If the hacks cause a user backlash against Yahoo, the company’s services wouldn’t be as valuable to Verizon. The telecom giant wants Yahoo and its many users to help it build a digital ad business.In a statement, Verizon said that it will evaluate the situation as Yahoo investigates and will review the “new development before reaching any final conclusions.” Spokesman Bob Varettoni declined to answer further questions.Yahoo said Wednesday that it is requiring users to change their passwords and invalidating security questions so they can’t be used to hack into accounts.center_img More than 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked Published: December 14, 2016 5:11 PM EST Updated: December 14, 2016 6:07 PM EST last_img read more