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How to increase Yahoo account security?

As the recent news of the Yahoo account hack surfaced, there has been a major hue and cry amongst the users. Billions of user accounts were stolen by the hackers. The data stolen in the hack consisted of the Email address, passwords, recovery information, etc.

Now, it has become a necessity to increase the security of your Yahoo account. Here are some of the tips using which you can do so. Just go through the steps mentioned below and be assured that your account is not hacked in case of any such attacks.

But, if you do not wish to go through the steps mentioned below, you can give a call on Yahoo customer service number and get it done by the experts. In such a case, you do not need to go through the procedure to secure the Y! Account during contingency. Yahoo experts make appropriate changes to your account to make sure that it is safe and secure.

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Steps to increase Yahoo account security:

Increasing the security of your Yahoo account may turn out to be a bit tiring process. The results are worth the time and labor. Here are some of the actions that need to be taken to increase the security of your Yahoo account.

Ø  Enable 2-factor authentication for your account:

It is quite necessary that you enable the 2-factor authentication of your account. In such a case, you can go through the options mentioned below and enable it on your device.

  • Open the Yahoo account login page and login to your account after entering your credentials.
  • Click on the gear icon and then on the Account Security option available.
  • Click the On/Off icon beside the 2-step verification option.
  • Fill in your mobile number and verify it by entering the code you receive via text message or the call.
  • Click on the verify button to authenticate your number and enable 2 step verification for your Yahoo account.

This 2-step verification process enhances the security of your account as it provides the security into your hands. You need to verify your identity by entering the code received in your device whenever you are logging in from a new device or account. Do not share this password with anyone.

Ø  Change Yahoo password on a regular basis:

It is advised that you change Yahoo password on a regular basis. The passwords should be strong, and must contain a combination of alphanumeric and special characters. The password must not be related to your life or life events. This makes the password difficult to crack and also ensures that you can now rest assured of the safety and security of your account.

Ø  Do not login to your account on public places:

It is also advised that you should not login to your account at public places and public networks, like Café, airport, stations, etc. This makes your device susceptible to attacks. These contain malicious software that can be used to hack your account and gain information.

The above steps will help you secure your Yahoo account. In case of any problems with your Yahoo account, just give a call on Yahoo contact number and seek help from the experts to fix your problem. 24*7 support is provided even on public holidays to fix any problem with your account.

Dial Yahoo Helpline Numbers:-

+1-888-259-9422 (US/CANADA)

+44-800-051-3717 (UK)

+61-180-082-5192 (AUS)