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Yahoo has 1 billion monthly active users on its services overall and just 225 million monthly active users for its Yahoo Mail service, according to figures the company gave CNET in June.
So check the email affiliated with your Yahoo account if you haven't already.
On a lark, I checked Yahoo’s ‘View your recent login activity’ link.
Upon getting home I went about securing my account.
Email Abuse Help and use this process if you are unable to login to your Yahoo! Also, make sure to read the comments on this post since there is a tremendous amount of good information there as well.): Yahoo has introduced second sign-in verification as an added security measure.
The hackers who have your password could easily try it on a whole bunch of different websites -- think bank websites or health insurance websites -- to try to access information beyond your Yahoo account. Since the hack exposed security questions that change them.
I’ve had a Yahoo account for over 10 years without a problem, even as I moved my business accounts over to Gmail.
Shouldn’t my security questions have been presented in this scenario? I also have location history turned on, so it’s not just my own manually saved locations (some of which are ancient), but Yahoo’s automated location technology keeping track of me. A simple rule set could have been applied here where users are asked to validate identity if the login (even a successful one) is outside of a 500 mile radius of any prior location.
It's one of the best forms of account security widely available on sites like Yahoo.
Two-step means that after you log in with your password (as usual) Yahoo will text you a security code, which you'll enter in the next step.