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Re: [tor-talk] Logging in to Yahoo e-mail accounts now failing???

On 5/17/2011 12:13 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
> On 5/14/2011 9:03 AM, David Carlson wrote:
>> Yahoo seems to be changing their e-mail log in security features so that
>> I now get a message that I have an incorrect user name/ password
>> combination on a screen that has a captcha.  Trying again with the
>> captcha also fails.  Turning off Tor with Torbutton (in Firefox 4.0.1)
>> allows logging in to Yahoo.
>> Interestingly, I have Thunderbird configured to access that same e-mail
>> account through Foxyproxy accessing localhost:8118, which should be
>> routing that traffic through Vidalia/Tor.  This still works.
>> Is anyone else having issues?
>> AT&T refuses to help me, of course, because they know nothing about Tor.
>> Does anyone have a suggestion about what to try next?
> 1st, have you resolved the issue?  I use AT&T / Yahoo email
> (sometimes) & just logged into it via Tor .  As w/ others' suggestions
> about logging into some sites w/ Tor, may want to limit exit nodes, by
> editing Vidalia's torrc file, to nodes in the SAME country where
> either / or:  1) their server (your acct) is located, 2) the same
> country as the IP address' location, that you used to sign up for the
> acct.
> I used the torrc command, ExitNodes {cc}, where "cc" is your country
> code,
> followed by the "StrictExitNodes 1" command.
> Had no problem logging into AT&T/Yahoo email - in MY country.  Have no
> idea in how many  countries they offer service.
> Sometimes an "incorrect PW" msg is assoc w/ not having cookies enabled
> for the site.
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Thank you for that suggestion.  It seems to be working.  Now I am
wondering if I became an international traveler, what would I do, use
Tor to make it look like I am in the US?

If yahoo is actually rejecting log-in attempts based on perceived
geographical information, what do they think that they are achieving?

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