“Security is not HAVING things, it’s HANDLING things”
So after attending to my unread email last night I woke up this early morning and as usual my busy mailbox was filled with much more emails than I attended to last night.
So I had to quickly check out what’s new there in with my yahoo mail app in my smartphone.
Next, my attention was dragged by a mail from Yahoo Notification with the subject – “Account Restrictions Pending, Fix Now”
Then I tapped the blue link which says “verify to continue receiving messages” and it directed me here (screenshot below)
When I reached the webpage in screenshot above, in my usual way I checked the Web address and immediately I discovered that
– The web address wasn’t from yahoo
– The Web page was an exact clone of the yahoo website
– The website was aimed at hijacking email addresses and associated passwords
So I had to quickly exit the browser.
Just so you too don’t fall victim of hijacked accounts, these tips might be useful to you.
1. Always check the Web address of any website you visit.
2. Only input your login details when the URL is from your email provider (Yahoo, Google, Microsoft etc.) – to be sure, you’d see a padlock or key and https:// before the web address.
- Some mobile Web browsers allow full screen (this feature hides the address bar) – please disable it for security reasons.
- Never login in 3rd party sites or apps that are not recommended or created by your account provider.
For instance, 1 Google account is associated with all Google apps like Google contact, Google play, Google games etc. – it’s safe when you login from such apps.
- If mistakenly you input your details before you realise – quickly reset your password.
Note: These tips are applicable to all online accounts
Hope this article helps someone. Cheers!
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