Change Your Yahoo! Password (and More)

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You may have heard recently that Yahoo! was hacked. You can read about the news on the internet, but here is my summary of what you need to do if you have a Yahoo! account.

  1. Log on to your Yahoo! mail account. If your account was hacked, there will be a message from Yahoo! waiting for you.
  2. Create a new, unique password and change it for your Yahoo! account. Better yet, use Lastpass to maintain your passwords.
  3. Disable and delete the Security Questions. If you don’t know how, follow this link.
  4. If you are not using the account, you can close it. I recommend switching over to Gmail.
  5. Enable two-factor verification if you have not done so yet. Enable it for all accounts that support it.
  6. (Update 10-2-2016). If you use your mobile devices to check your email, you will need to re-generate “mobile passwords” by going through the steps listed here.

I doubt your account will be accessed for criminal activities, but it’s safe to keep an eye on any suspicious emails that arrive in your inbox.

Stay safe!

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