change your password, update your security questions and ensure your Yahoo! Here’s the direct link to start using second sign-in verification.) It happened just before we arrived at the San Francisco Zoo. It will require that you add a mobile phone number and verify it via a text message. You can’t press 0 to push through the system, so we chose Mail Premium Billing. We were told the wait time would be two minutes, but the call was disconnected after we’d been on hold about a minute.We called back and pushed through the entire system again and the call was disconnected again. On a lark, I checked Yahoo’s ‘View your recent login activity’ link. Upon getting home I went about securing my account.While Yahoo is a huge company they are nowhere close to the size of Google and they offer fewer customer service opportunities.
Yahoo could be considered the second fiddle to Google in terms of Internet properties and ad integration.
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.
Yahoo Email Security Failed The odds are that I will get another one of those emails because I learned just how easy Yahoo makes it for hackers.
I’ll shoot off an email the next time I get a hacked email from someone.