most of us have a yahoo! mail address and quite a handful of us use it for business purposes. we usually access our yahoo! mail account either from our houses or from our place of work. but sometimes we would access our yahoo! account in an internet cafe which most security people say may or may not be safe. the computer you use may have a trojan capturing any username/password combination that you may happen to type in. to prevent this from happening to your yahoo! account you can follow this tip:
when you login to yahoo! mail make sure it is yahoo! mail you’re logging on to:
on the part of the screen where it asks for your yahoo! id and password click on that link that says, “submits over ssl”:
ssl is short of secure sockets layer. what it does is to encrypt whatever is sent over the net during the login process only. anything before or after the login process is not encrypted. you will then see another screen similar to the first login screen with a box asking for a yahoo! id and password but you will also see a “help signing in” message:
make sure that the check box labeled “remember my id on the computer” is unchecked, type in you yahoo! id and password and click on “sign in”.
it is also very important that you sign out of your yahoo! account. the next person to use the computer may be able to access your yahoo! account by just going to yahoo.
to sign out properly click on the “sign out” link right beside the yahoo! mail logo:
sometimes you don’t get to completely sign out because you still see your yahoo! id (instead of headlessspider) right beside the logo:
so you will see on the right hand side of the screen this link:
just click on “sign out completely” and you’re done.