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Security firms are reporting that people using Yahoo Messenger are receiving Yahoo instant message phishes which are realistic enough to reel in their victims.
The phishy Yahoo messenger messages offer up a link to what appears to be a Yahoo Photos website, saying “click on this website.” The victim is then presented with what appears to be a genuine Yahoo Photos website page, but when the user logs in with their Yahoo! username and password, they are given an error message. Meantime, their username and password are being forwarded on to the phishers, who now have full access to the user’s Yahoo! account.
So, be warned, and as always, don’t click on links sent via instant messenger unless you are very, very sure of the real identity of the sender.
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