With various hacking scandal, Yahoo is trying to tighten its security. It’s been reported that more than a billion Yahoo accounts have been compromised. So, if you are Yahoo user and hasn’t updated login details yet, then you should change the password now.
Change your password now if you are using the same password for multiple accounts. You also require updating password if it is too short, predictable or too ordinary. Security experts advise changing Yahoo Mail password once in a while even if nothing is wrong.
Steps to Change Yahoo Password
- Step 1: Go to Yahoo account setting page from your PC or mobile browser. If you have not logged in Yahoo Mail, log in Yahoo account first.
- Step 2: Click on ‘Account security’. If you are using a mobile browser, you need to tap on menu icon which is three small line. And tap on ‘Account security’.
- Step 3: Re-enter your Yahoo password if it asks. Then, tap on ‘Change password’ as shown below.
- Enter a new password and confirm the new Yahoo password. Click ‘Continue’ to save the process.
Create a secure password which consists of more than eight characters, non-dictionary words and a mix of alphabets, numbers and special characters.
- Step 4: Now, your Yahoo password is changed. You will reach into Yahoo account recovery alternatives. Check whether you have a current email address or mobile number as a recovery option. If not, update the recovery info.
You will see apps, sites, and services which are accessing your Yahoo profile, if you see any suspicious app or site, just remove them.
Change Yahoo Password Through App
You can change your Yahoo Mail password through Yahoo app also.
- Open Yahoo Mail app from the mobile menu.
- Go to the app menu and tap ‘Manage Accounts’
- Tap on Account info of your Yahoo account
- Select the Security Setting. (If you are using iPhone, the app may ask you to use touch ID with the message saying ‘Touch ID for “Yahoo Mail” unlock to proceed.’)
- Choose Change Password. You’ll reach into the password change page. Enter a new Yahoo password, confirm it and continue.
Change Yahoo password in Flickr app for Android
- Open Flickr app and tap on profile icon.
- Go to settings and tap Manage accounts
- Select Account Info > Security Settings > Sign in
- Tap on Change password and follow the instructions on the screen.