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September 08, 2005

Yahoo helping spammers and phishers?

Yahoo is really catching a lot of negative press as a result of comments made by Spamhaus regarding the hosting of 5000 domain names that are used for phishing.

"According to the Richard Cox, chief information officer of U.K.-based Spamhaus, Yahoo! has nearly 5,000 domains hosted and registered with the words “bank,” “eBay,” and “PayPal” within the domain name. “I just took three hot words, but there are dozens of others including misspellings. They are mostly phishing Websites, which shows that the situation is out of control," Cox told an audience at the eConfidence--Spams and Scams conference in London earlier this week, according to press reports."

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Yahoo! is simply asleep with both eyes wide open.

Posted by: Anti Spam Software | Oct 9, 2005 2:32:27 PM

I have registered domain at Yahoo. This is the first time I had heard something like this and I hope that Yahoo will do something against this

Posted by: Software Tips And Tricks | Feb 18, 2007 3:20:08 PM

"According to the Richard Cox, chief information officer of U.K.-based Spamhaus, Yahoo! has nearly 5,000 domains hosted and registered with the words “bank,” “eBay,” and “PayPal” within the domain name. “I just took three hot words, but there are dozens of others including misspellings. They are mostly phishing Websites, which shows that the situation is out of control," Cox told an audience at the eConfidence--Spams and Scams conference in London earlier this week, according to press reports."

Posted by: seks | Nov 22, 2009 2:39:44 PM

hosted and registered with the words “bank,” “eBay,” and “PayPal” within the domain name. “I just took three hot words, but there are dozens of others including misspellings

Posted by: sikis | Nov 22, 2009 2:40:51 PM

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Posted by: AntiSpammer | Jan 26, 2011 1:56:31 AM

I hope this is not true. Yahoo is still reliable but does not present more opportunities than Google. To add to the woes are the issues of phishing.

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I will be a lot more sympathetic to Palestinians when Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia afford as many rights to non-Muslims as Israel does to its Arabs.

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