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  • Information Regarding recent Password … Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Jul 12, 2012 8:00 PM EDT

    At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products. We recently … More »Information Regarding recent Password …

    At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products. We recently confirmed that an older file containing approximately 450,000 email addresses and passwords was compromised. The compromised information was provided …

  • Information Regarding Recent Password … Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Jul 12, 2012 8:00 PM EDT

    At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products. We recently … More »Information Regarding Recent Password …

    At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products. We recently confirmed that an older file containing approximately 450,000 email addresses and passwords was compromised. The compromised information was provided …

  • How can I prevent identity theft? Yahoo! Security Center - Sun, Jan 28, 2007 7:00 PM EST

    Scammers can steal your identity if they get pieces of your personal information such as your full name, birth date, email address, street address, phone number, credit … More »How can I prevent identity theft?

    Scammers can steal your identity if they get pieces of your personal information such as your full name, birth date, email address, street address, phone number, credit card number, Social Security number, bank account number, driver's license number, or similar data. They don't need all of this to cause you trouble — just …

  • Top Security Tips Yahoo! Security Center - Sun, Jan 28, 2007 7:00 PM EST

    Follow these tips for a safe and secure online experience on Yahoo! and around the Internet.Staying safe on Yahoo!Keeping yourself safe onlineKeep your computer secureStaying … More »Top Security Tips

    Follow these tips for a safe and secure online experience on Yahoo! and around the Internet.Staying safe on Yahoo!Keeping yourself safe onlineKeep your computer secureStaying safe on Yahoo!Create a sign-in seal

  • Interacting With People Online Safe … Yahoo! Security Center - Sun, Jan 28, 2007 7:00 PM EST

    The Internet can be a great place to meet new people. You can find folks who like the same music you do, who collect the same trinkets, or who have traveled to the same … More »Interacting With People Online Safe …

    The Internet can be a great place to meet new people. You can find folks who like the same music you do, who collect the same trinkets, or who have traveled to the same countries you have. You can even meet a new romantic partner or reconnect with an old school pal.

  • Reporting Security issues to Yahoo! Yahoo! Security Center - Mon, Dec 4, 2006 7:00 PM EST

    If you are a member of the security community and need to report a technicalvulnerability, please contact security@yahoo-inc.com. If you want to reportabusive behavior, … More »Reporting Security issues to Yahoo!

    If you are a member of the security community and need to report a technicalvulnerability, please contact security@yahoo-inc.com. If you want to reportabusive behavior, spam, email scams, connectivity problems, or othernon-security issues, please visit http://abuse.yahoo.com. To report phishingemails or web sites, please …

  • What is phishing? Yahoo! Security Center - Tue, Nov 7, 2006 7:00 PM EST

    Fraudsters send fake emails or set up fake web sites that mimic Yahoo!'s sign-in pages (or the sign-in pages of other trusted companies, such as eBay or PayPal) to trick … More »What is phishing?

    Fraudsters send fake emails or set up fake web sites that mimic Yahoo!'s sign-in pages (or the sign-in pages of other trusted companies, such as eBay or PayPal) to trick you into disclosing your user name and password. This practice is sometimes referred to as "phishing" — a play on the word "fishing" — because the fraudster …

  • Using shared computers Yahoo! Security Center - Tue, Oct 24, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    Many of us access the Internet from different locations — a friend's house to check email, an Internet café to check a stock quote, or the library to research a … More »Using shared computers

    Many of us access the Internet from different locations — a friend's house to check email, an Internet café to check a stock quote, or the library to research a term paper. Sharing a computer is a great convenience, but you must take extra precautions to safeguard your personal information.

  • Why should I worry about my privacy … Yahoo! Security Center - Mon, Oct 23, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    Viruses, spam, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, keyloggers, zombies, phishing schemes. Sometimes it seems that danger is always lurking on the Internet, in your … More »Why should I worry about my privacy …

    Viruses, spam, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, keyloggers, zombies, phishing schemes. Sometimes it seems that danger is always lurking on the Internet, in your email inbox, and maybe even on your computer. But are you and your personal information really at risk? And are the consequences really that bad?

  • Protecting your computer makes good … Yahoo! Security Center - Mon, Oct 23, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    It can delete important data or programs from your hard disk. It can constantly display annoying pop-up ads. It can slow your computer to a crawl or stop it from functioning. … More »Protecting your computer makes good …

    It can delete important data or programs from your hard disk. It can constantly display annoying pop-up ads. It can slow your computer to a crawl or stop it from functioning. It can even help computer thieves steal your sensitive information and your identity.

  • How do I report a phishing email or … Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Oct 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    Quickly reporting a fraudulent email or web site helps us better protect you and your fellow Yahoo! members.Report a phishing email More »How do I report a phishing email or …

    Quickly reporting a fraudulent email or web site helps us better protect you and your fellow Yahoo! members.Report a phishing email

  • How do I choose my password? Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Oct 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    Your password is more than just a key to your online account. If your password falls into the wrong hands, someone can easily impersonate you while online, sign your … More »How do I choose my password?

    Your password is more than just a key to your online account. If your password falls into the wrong hands, someone can easily impersonate you while online, sign your name to online service agreements or contracts, engage in transactions, or change your account information. So, choose your password carefully and then keep …

  • What is a sign-in seal?
    What is a sign-in seal? Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Oct 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    A sign-in seal is a secret message or image that you create to help protect your Yahoo! account from phishing. Phishing — a play on the word "fishing" — is an attempt … More »What is a sign-in seal?

    What is a sign-in seal?

    A sign-in seal is a secret message or image that you create to help protect your Yahoo! account from phishing. Phishing — a play on the word "fishing" — is an attempt to steal your password and private account information.

  • How can I recognize a phishing email?
    How can I recognize a phishing emai … Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Oct 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    If you receive an email from a web site or company urging you to provide confidential information, such as a password or Social Security number, you might be the target … More »How can I recognize a phishing emai …

    How can I recognize a phishing email?

    If you receive an email from a web site or company urging you to provide confidential information, such as a password or Social Security number, you might be the target of a phishing scam. The tips below can help you avoid being taken in by phishers.

  • Help! I think I've been phished! Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Oct 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    If you think you've given confidential personal information to a phishing site, then follow these guidelines to help prevent your information from being used illegally … More »Help! I think I've been phished!

    If you think you've given confidential personal information to a phishing site, then follow these guidelines to help prevent your information from being used illegally by fraudsters. Do not delay — fraudsters can move quickly to take over your account and do substantial damage. I think my Yahoo! ID was phished!

  • How do I safeguard my password?
    How do I safeguard my password? Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Oct 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    Choosing a strong password is just one part of protecting your Yahoo! account. You should also follow these tips to keep it safe:Your Yahoo! ID and password are confidential … More »How do I safeguard my password?

    How do I safeguard my password?

    Choosing a strong password is just one part of protecting your Yahoo! account. You should also follow these tips to keep it safe:Your Yahoo! ID and password are confidential information. A Yahoo! employee will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Do not respond to any message that asks …

  • How can I identify a phishing web site?
    How can I identify a phishing web s … Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Oct 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    If you receive an email (or instant message) from someone you don't know directing you to sign in to a web site, be careful! You may have received a phishing email with … More »How can I identify a phishing web s …

    How can I identify a phishing web site?

    If you receive an email (or instant message) from someone you don't know directing you to sign in to a web site, be careful! You may have received a phishing email with links to a phishing web site. A phishing web site (sometimes called a "spoofed" site) tries to steal your account password or other confidential information …