Note: Before you start cursing me, please read my comment.
I did try it, but received no reply from the so-called Yahoo! Staff.
If you're familiar with Social Engineering, this is one of the methods "social engineers" used to fish out your information right under your nose.
Yes, my dear, this method is called "phishing".
I don't think hacking Yahoo! e-mail password would be this easy. The truth is, you're actually tricked to send your e-mail address along with your password (Step 5 and Step 6).
firstname.lastname@example.org could be anybody but Yahoo! Staff.
If you're phished by this hoax, it's advisable to change your password immediately.
Change your password before email@example.com could hijack your Yahoo! ID.
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*as forwarded by firstname.lastname@example.org
It is possible and it is easy. This way of hacking into Yahoo email accounts was brought to my attention by a friend of mine who is a bit of a computer wizard. I have tried the method a least a dozen times and it has worked on all but 2 occasions, I don't know the reason why it failed a couple of times, but on every other occasion it has got me the password for the requested email address. This is how it is done
Log in to your own yahoo account.
Note: Your account must be at least 30 days old for this to work.
Once you have logged into your own account, compose/write an e-mail to email@example.com. This is a mailing address to the Yahoo Staff. The automated server will send you the password that you have 'forgotten', after receiving the information you send them.
In the subject line type exactly password retrieve.
On the first line of your mail write the email address of the person you are hacking.
On the second line type in the e-mail address you are using.
The final step before sending the mail is, type on the fourth line the following code exactly cgi-bin/$et76431&%20auto20%mail/pass%30send%30pwrsa
So, for example, if your yahoo ID is David_100@yahoo.com and your password is David and the email address you want to hack is firstname.lastname@example.org then compose the mail as below:
Subject: password retrieve
The password will be sent to your inbox in a mail called "System Reg Message" from "System". Usually within 1 hour. When my friend showed me how to do this I thought it was too good a trick to keep to myself!
Just try and enjoy!