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This is a question for Yahoo:.
Can Yahoo please explain, in terms of security what the difference is between the following:
My friend or neighbour who may quite likely have access to my information tries to log onto my account using my password they stole from me yesterday. (Yahoo policy is allow)
Someone 5,000 miles away with absolutely no idea who I am and has absolutely no access to my personal details, tries to sign on with my password (Yahoo policy is don't allow)
I'd be curious to know the exact thought process that determines that someone close by who may quite possibly have access to my sign on is considered safe. And yet someone 5,000 miles away who would have to have a 1 in a trillion chance of guessing my password correctly first time (and would therefore obviously be me) is unsafe.
To me the only asnwer Yahoo could possibly come up with based on those two options is: "We do it because were morons with no concept of security."
I just wondered if you had a different explanation in the absence of which let's just take it as my: "We do it because were morons with no concept of security." Is the correct answer.
david cameron commented
there is no security they just want you to give them all your personal details so they can sell it to a Mumbai call centre company.