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Monday, August 21, 2006

Yahoo Tests Antiphishing Service

Yahoo is testing a security service designed to prevent internet users from landing on sites that look like they are from Yahoo but instead are fake sites set up by scammers to carry out phishing scams.

The Yahoo service will let users know if they have entered a legitimate Yahoo sign in Web page, so as to prevent them from entering their Yahoo ID and password on a phishing site.

Phishing is where scammers set up legitimate looking Web sites from well known companies such as banks and stores, and then try to lure people to them so they can trick people into entering sensitive information such as passwords and credit card numbers.

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