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Fake Yahoo! Login FormsIf you came here to recover a lost password, click here for info
For too long, people have been creating clones of Yahoo! Login pages, and changing the page to send YOUR password and username, unencrypted to their e-mail addresses. Once they get your username and password, they change your password, and lock you out of your own account. Unfortunately, this appears to be on the increase.
What the pages look like
The pages are an exact copy of Yahoo's Log in pages. From looking at the page, no difference, all the links link to valid Yahoo! Pages. It uses the official Yahoo! Logo (Which is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.)
If in doubt, go to http://edit.yahoo.com/ and log in there, this sets your cookie for all Yahoo! Services. You should not be requested for your ID again.
How to tell a bad page
There are a number of ways to tell, first, look in the address bar of your browser.
Browser Address Bar
If it is something like the above, and starts with edit.yahoo.com or login.yahoo.com then it's safe.
If it's something like the above, its BAD. Only the main page geocities.yahoo.com is a valid login page for Geocities.
Right Click Properties
Now look for the <form tag, and look for the action= attribute. That should be something like login.yahoo.com/more-stuff-here . If it's something like bravenet.com/pub14/ it's an ID stealer.
What to do if you find a bad page
Report it to (1) Yahoo! and (2) The website host. If you don't report it, remember someone else may be fooled by the page in question!
If it's a Yahoo! Geocities Page: http://geocities.yahoo.com/v/alert.html to report it.