Yahoo tests antiphishing service

Yahoo is testing a security service designed to prevent Web surfers from landing on sites that look like they are from Yahoo but that are fake ones set up by fraudsters to carry out phishing scams. The service lets users know if they have landed on a legitimate Yahoo sign in Web page, preventing them from entering their Yahoo ID and password on a phishing site.

The service, which can be found here and currently supports only U.S. Yahoo Web sites, is being tested and hasn't been officially announced yet, a Yahoo spokeswoman said via e-mail on Friday. Yahoo tests antiphishing service - Network World

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 20th August 2006 10:53PM