[HOME]10:19 AM September 25, 2016

Yahoo Hacked: Change Your Password

Just got an email (newsletter) from a reliable source that there has been a breach at Yahoo and it's recommended to change the password of all your Yahoo services.

I have a Yahoo email account and went to Yahoo to change my password but first I had to check online to figure out how to do it. So here's how:

Go to www.yahoo.com and sign in to your email account. When I first sign in I'm not taken to email right away and I would like to point out that I usually use the Seamonkey email program to check my email. Click on the Mail icon top right hand corner to go to your inbox.

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Then when you go to your inbox you will see a gear like icon in the top right hand corned. Put your mouse over it and a menu drops down, click on Account Info.

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On the next screen click on Account Security and then Change password.

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Then in the Set a new password box type in a new password. Confirm it by typing it again. You can check the Show password box to see what you are typing then click on Continue.

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Remember make sure the password is not easy to guess, and don't use the same password for every account. I use letters and numbers, never words, like hhdui7777fh4bs. Don't use this one, but just an example.