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Re: Yahoo! Instant Messenger
From: Bill Fumerola <billf () MU ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 18:44:58 -0600

On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 12:22:07PM -0500, Matthew Keller wrote:

      You're assuming that the person who holds both a YIM account and a
Wallet account uses a different password. I'd bet willing to wager that
near five-9's of the YIM/wallet users use the same account name and
password, thus making any disclosure of their password a problem.

All those involved with this thread should check their information before
posting.

The overview of the Yahoo security key can be found at:
        http://help.yahoo.com/help/skey/index.html

An overview of the Yahoo wallet can be found at:
        http://help.yahoo.com/help/wallet/index.html

The following link explains that your Yahoo password must be a different
password then your Yahoo Security Key. It also explains that the security
key MUST be used to access billpay, auctions, etc:
        http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/skey/skey-12.html

Hopefully this addresses all concerns raised on this list.

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Bill Fumerola / billf () FreeBSD org


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