Maybe you've read articles or journals about attempts to steal your dA username and password.
The threat is real and I thought it wouldn't hurt to show what it's all about.
It starts with a comment or a note, which includes a link you are asked to click.
If you click that link, it takes you to a fake deviantART website, which looks a lot like the dA log-in page. There are two important differences:
1. The webpage link showing in the address field, at the top, is "[link]
2. The fake dA webpage has a "New Profiles" link besides the "Go" button.
On the real dA login page, the webpage link should start with "[link]
" and there's no "New Profiles" link.
Please download the image to see all the details.
I use Mozilla Firefox as my internet browser and when I clicked the link to the fake dA website, it didn't take me there, instead it showed me a "Reported Web Forgery" message.
When I tried the same link in Internet Explorer, the browser happily took me to the fake dA website.