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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 …

  • Using Public Networks Yahoo! Security Center - Wed, Nov 3, 2010 8:00 PM EDT

    It’s incredibly convenient to be able to use the Internet when you’re out and about, but there are some precautions you should take any time you use a network that can … More »Using Public Networks

    It’s incredibly convenient to be able to use the Internet when you’re out and about, but there are some precautions you should take any time you use a network that can be used by people you don't know and trust. This includes not only wireless networks, but also public wired networks (like the ones in hotels, for instance). …

  • 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

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • Online Privacy Resources Yahoo! Security Center - Thu, Oct 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT

    The web sites listed below can provide you with more information about protecting your privacy and identity online:The National Cyber Security Alliance's StaySafeOnline.orgGetNetWise.orgFederal … More »Online Privacy Resources

    The web sites listed below can provide you with more information about protecting your privacy and identity online:The National Cyber Security Alliance's StaySafeOnline.orgGetNetWise.orgFederal Trade Commission Resources: FTC's Privacy InitiativesFTC's OnGuard OnlineFTC's Identity Theft ResourcesYahoo!'s Privacy PolicyElectronic …

  • 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.

  • 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 …