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April 18th, 2008, 05:00 AM #1New Yahoo Sign In "Seal" To Thwart Phishing?
Got this when I logged into Yahoo search account this morning. Sounds like an interesting idea, just looking into it further to see all upsides and possible downsides - if any. Anyone know anything about this feel free to share your knowledge. Thanks!
April 18th, 2008, 05:21 AM #2
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
Why are they trying to scare people away from them? They should be working on a more secure log in on their end. They have been doing that for years. My Yahoo email box is still full of spam and worse of phishing emails coming from a Yahoo account.
"Fight password theft with seals" You have better to don't count on Yahoo to help you.
April 18th, 2008, 05:56 AM #3
It appears to be similar to what my bank uses. I see a "recognizable" icon whenever I log into my account. If I recall correctly, they started doing that late last year.
April 18th, 2008, 07:50 AM #4
The concept sounds interesting, however they don't offer much information on it. Leaves me feeling cautious. I don't "know" how to play Texas Holdem, so I don't play - if you get my drift.
April 18th, 2008, 08:05 AM #5
Yup, pardner, I getcha drift.
I do, however, trust my bank a lot more than I trust the Big Y (or the Big G, for that matter). Even though they both (Y & G) send me a few $$ every month, a certain level of trust only goes so far.
April 18th, 2008, 08:42 AM #6
I've been using this for a while with yahoo. Makes me feel more confident that i'm actually at yahoo's site. Some other web services are beginning to offer this as well.
It set's a cookie that is readable only by the yahoo domain. So when you visit a yahoo login page, it will read the cookie and display the information there. If your cookies are deleted, the image/text is no longer visible - until you login again, at which point the cookie will be reset. (that's my understanding of how it works)
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