I need to change my yahoo email address password because someone or a virus keeps sending bad emails to people on my contact list. This is not my member id account, it is just a yahoo account that I had listed for contact. I think I must have merged my yahoo account with att at some point and now when I click on “manage passwords and account” on yahoo it takes me to att main page. I will login and still am clueless how to change it, I have tried everything but dont see where I can change it. Im really upset at something this small taking 2.5 hours out of my evening for something that should only take 5 minutes or less!
I understand what you’re talking about and know that if you have the bad luck to have an easily guessed password and someone backs into your account, you definitely have a problem.
Indeed, while I also have a Yahoo account, I spend much more time using Gmail as it’s one of my main web-based email system.
What’s amazing is that once every few weeks I get a “how to reset your password” message, suggesting that I’ve tried to log in and clicked the ‘forgot my password’ link, but, of course, I haven’t. It’s someone else messing around trying to sneak into my account.
But the flip side of this is one that I’ve written about before too: how do I know if you’re really who you say you are and how would Yahoo, more importantly, know that you’re who say you are? (see Recover my Yahoo account password?) After all, one of the most effective methods of breaking security is through social engineering, pretending you’re someone other than who you are.
I wonder if it isn’t just a fundamental problem with web-based systems that can’t use anything smart like biometrics for identity verification?
I have a biometric fingerprint scanner on the Lenovo IBM X41 Tablet PC I’ve been evaluating over on my Intuitive Life Blog, but that still doesn’t address how I can verify my identity with a remote system.
Think about it: even if the fingerprint scanner sent the scan data to a remote server, there’s nothing to stop that data being intercepted and then duplicated, emulating the live scan of my finger when in fact it’s someone masquerading as me.
A difficult problem, unquestionably, and until we do have some good solutions in this area, I can only strongly encourage everyone to have the toughest, best possible passwords possible.
Here is the tutorial to change Yahoo password, just follow it:
1. From the Yahoo! Home page, click on your user name in the upper right.(You will need to be signed in already)
2. From the drop down select Account Info
3. You will be asked to sign in again to enter your Account Info page.
4. Click Change your password
5. You will be taken to a Change Password screen page.
6. Enter your current password.
7. Enter and confirm your new password.
8. Click Save. You will see a confirmation page when you have successfully changed your password.
9. Click Continue.
if that doesn’t work,you can also use a 3rd party utility to reset Yahoo password:
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Wish you all the Best