If you use Yahoo

Discussion in 'Killeen, TX' started by Tandeer, May 9, 2005.

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  1. Tandeer Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2001
    star 3
    Please excuse the cross-post.

    This may explain a few things that have been happening lately, including maybe Yahoo's redesign.


    This is printed by request from another list I'm on.



    I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine who happens to
    be a very
    good hacker. We were discussing the recent rash of groups being
    closed on
    yahoo after the group owner's id were hacked and I got some very
    interesting
    information I wish to pass on.

    The hackers who delight in hijacking yahoo ids and passwords, rely
    mainly on
    an event that yahoo uses regularly to convince you to give up your
    user id
    and password. They utilize a fake yahoo signing page to get your
    information.

    We all on occasion, check out the profiles of various people we come
    across
    while in either chat, pm or groups. Many of us automatically reject
    profiles
    that are blank or have obvious links to spam or porn. However, we
    will click
    on links found in interesting profiles in order to find out more
    about the
    person.

    So we click on one of the links on the profile and we are now faced
    with a
    Yahoo Sign-in page. We automatically assume that it's just yahoo and
    we go
    ahead and enter our user name and password and we click Sign-
    in...sending
    our user id and password to a pisher.

    The following profile link has a link that will take you to a
    phishing page.
    The links is the second url listed.

    http://profiles.yahoo.com/tanya_worships_black_rulers (yahoo profile)

    http://www.geocities.com/tanya_worships_black_rulers/ (fake yahoo
    Sign in
    page)

    Notice that this is a geocities .com page and not a Yahoo page. Only
    a link
    to a yahoo page, will bring up a Yahoo Sign in page which is now very
    different in format.. Everytime you click on a link to a page
    outside yahoo
    and you get a Yahoo sign in page, check the adress bar to see what is
    written there.

    This is why many Group Owners as well as the ordinary yahoo users
    are having
    their yahoo accounts closed. Yahoo will not admit the problem, but
    simply
    state that there was a TOS violation that caused the deactivation of
    the
    account. They are correct, however, its not the owner of the account
    who
    violated the TOS..it's the hackers who have violated the TOS.

    Please forward this information everyone you know with a yahoo
    account.
  2. Darth_Fairacon Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 24, 2004
    star 1
    Very cool info!

    Thanks for the heads up Tandeer!

    :)
    Todd
    DF

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