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Screenshots: Shield to thwart Yahoo phishing

New security feature lets users add a unique element to the Yahoo sign-in page to protect against information-thieving, phishing scams.
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Customizing seal

Yahoo users can choose to enter text or upload an image for their "sign-in seal." Some Yahoo users have already been given the option to create a seal through this page. The company plans to offer the feature to all U.S. users in the next couple of weeks.

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Customizing color

In addition to the text or image, a Yahoo user can also customize the color of the sign-in seal. The preview pane shows the selected text, or in this case the image.

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Only on this PC

After creating the sign-in shield, Yahoo tells the user that it will only display on the PC on which it was created.

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Login page with seal

Once a sign-in shield has been created, it shows up when a Yahoo login page is viewed on the user's computer.

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