It's been about a month since my last post. Just blogging about an email that i received earlier.

Here's the email.
Subject: Yahoo! Alert: Important Information Regarding Your Yahoo! Account!!!?
From: Yahoo! Inc.

Dear User,

We are sorry to inform you that we are currently working on securing our
server, during this process account which is not manually verified by us
will be deleted, Please confirm and submit your information for manual
verification by one of our customer care.

Information which is to be provided is below:
User Name:
User Id:
Password:
Date Of Birth:
Country (At Sign up):

Upon confirmation of information from you, we will manually verify your
Yahoo! Account and reserve it not to be deleted, We are sorry for any
inconveniences this might have cause providing your information over the
email.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two
weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
_____________________________________________________________________________

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If you ever received an email like this just disregard it because it's a "Phishing" email. I've been using Yahoo email service and never received like this before.

What's "Phishing" anyway? Phishing in computer terminologies is defined as process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as username, password, credit cards and etc. by disguising their identity into something trustworthy.

For instance, in the email above, you would noticed that it came from Yahoo Inc.. It's never been an activity of such website to email and ask for your username and password because it is already accessible to them. Notice also the email address particularly on the URL address, it didn't came from yahoo.com but rather from live.com. Really unusual, logically Yahoo! would not use other company's email service because they already have such service.

My advice to Internet users like me are be keen on using your email, never entrust your sensitive information to anyone and have time to ask someone that knows about the email and/or Google it for you to know more information regarding the email that you received.

Hope i shared with you an informative post.

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