It’s more vital than ever to have robust passwords for your email accounts, especially in light of the multitude of recent hacks and breaches that have made headlines over the past few years.
Failure to appropriately secure your email accounts can lead to your information being sold or shared on the Dark Web. This information includes your Social Security number, credit card info, and banking details.
If you want to safeguard your accounts against a growing amount of cyberattacks, keeping up with your passwords and consistently modifying them is your best defense.
We’ve previously shared with you how to change your Gmail password to keep ahead of all the nonsense happening on the internet. It would be best if you also changed passwords on all secondary accounts, such as Yahoo or Hotmail, to ensure the same standard of security.
It’s a good idea to change your passwords every few months or so — it’ll keep you ahead of the curve and your personal information at minimal risk. In the following passage, we will show you how to change your Yahoo account password to safeguard all personal information.
How to change your Yahoo password on desktop and mobile browsers
Step 1. Log into your Yahoo account security page as you would normally.
Step 2. Click Change Password.
Step 3. Enter your new password twice and click Continue. Make sure your password is secure and not easily guessed. Using the word “password” (yes, really) or your birthday is too easy, and you’re more likely to get hacked. Check out our advice on how to craft a great password if you need to beef up your password security.
How to change your Yahoo password on Yahoo mobile app
Step 1: Select your profile in the top left corner.
Step 2: Click Account Info.
Step 3: Select Security Settings.
Step 4: Enter the security code for your phone.
Step 5: Click Change Password.
Step 6: Click I Would Rather Change My Password.
Step 7: Type in your new password twice to confirm, then click Continue.
You’ve now reset your password. We suggest that you log the password in a password manager — LastPass and 1Pass are two great options. If you forget your new password and keep guessing at it to log in, you’ll get locked out of your account and have to troubleshoot your way back in or create an entirely new password again.
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