How do I recover my password on Yahoo?
Hello, I've read your comments on recovering passwords or accounts like on Yahoo. I started investigating this when I suddenly found my own password was not working and the secret question had been changed by whoever hijacked the account. Do you have any advice for me aside from creating a new ID? I hate to say it but I'm considering trying to hijack it back.
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.
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my account was hacked, Someone has changed my yahoo password and at the same time my personal information has also been changed so i am not able to recover my password. Could you please help me out? my yahoo id firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a problem with my yahoo account (email@example.com).
It was still active and I was still using it . But later then when i tried to log in back, My account was locked. After 24 hours, I tried to log in again but it won't let me in. I found out that my password have been hacked. The hacker put an alternate email and 2 secret questions on my account, but as you can see, I didn't put any of those alternate and any question on my account untill the hakcer did it himself. I have no clue at all who is the hacker but one thing i'm sure, I can't log in to my yahoo account.
Please help me get back my yahoo account back. I have important contacts and messages on it.
My account that has been hacked is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any solutions to my problem, please do reply me at email@example.com
hi, i am mehul dhruve. someone hacked my yahoo account : firstname.lastname@example.org. hacker also changed secret question & mobile. please reply me as soon as possible what can i do for recover my yahoo id ??? Thank's
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my account was hacked, Someone has changed my yahoo password , so i am not able to recover my password.im not able to remember my secret question's answers also. Could you please help me out? my yahoo id is email@example.com
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My yahoomail can not be access on mobile phone again.pls help me to find solution to this problem.my acct is firstname.lastname@example.org will b glad if d prblm can b solve 4 me.thanks
Please help me. I have forgotten my password, and have no idea of the answer to the question. Asking whats the nasme of my oldes child O.O I never chose a secruity question, have no kids... I remember my password before i changed it to this one i have forgotten ....... Please please help me recover it.. KazumiNeko <--Yahoo id.
Please i kindly ask you to help me out. this is crucial someone just changed my password, right now i can not access my information. the previous passward was; isingiro i can not communicate now because the passward was changed please help me. Thanks i will begld if my request is honored.
please reply via this email address; email@example.com
will you help me sir i need to open my acct. in yahoo mail because i receive a important email ! It wont open i tried the " forgotten password" but i forgot the answer to one of the questions. Thanks
i got hacked and can use my account please help me firstname.lastname@example.org or .com
i cant open it i got my password also but non works pls help
please help me. I have been completely locked out of my yahoo account (for my business) it is really important I get back in there. They have hacked my security questions as well. the email is email@example.com
Thank you so much
i write down here and hope that you can help me to take my yahoo account back. here is my problem, some days ago, my yahoo account was stolen by someone else then that guy had changed a password, alternative email and secret questions. i really need your help to recover my yahoo account because that bad guy has used my yahoo account to chat and borrow money from my friend under my name. besides, i want to get back my friend yahoo nick list.
i am waiting for your email
thanks a lot
I lost my password for my yahoo.com can you please help me is the only thing I use to get in contract with my sister who's hads a handicap daughter my mom is very worry about her we have to talk to her since a 6months
Hello. please i forget my security answer to enter my yahoo account and i have been trying but it not working for me .please i really want your help to get my account back.Thank you. Perttybabylove@yahoo.com
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Hi my e-mail i.d. is firstname.lastname@example.org. It asks me where did you spend your honeymoon and I never used that question and it does not ask for my alternate e-mail i.d. please help its very urgent that i get that e-mail ID working.
Thank You very much Dave!
hi dave, i can't access my email (email@example.com) and i think my password and security questions were compromise. could you please help me. thanks in advance.
i had created this id 8 years ago but left using that id because i have another yahoo id firstname.lastname@example.org and was using that id but now i felt need of my id email@example.com and want to use it again but getting failed in signing in to yahoo messenger. i will be greatful to you if you solve my probelum
this is to inform u that my yahoo account is blocked because i could not attempt secret question and my phone no and aternative mail id are not working right now. pls help me
My Yahoo Id is active, I already change my new password in yahoo. And I forget that old password. But I want to know my old password. So, please sent me the mail in my ID, how to know that old password if possible.
I'm waiting for the Mail.
i only know the 1st answer to the secret question on my ymail account. the id is firstname.lastname@example.org.. please help me answer the 2nd one... email me to email@example.com.. thanks a lot.. i hope you can help me..
I have a problem with my yahoo account firstname.lastname@example.org
it stil active
my yahoo account is locked for 3 days ... I changed the password that didn't work and get the error
Send me email@example.com
hey ! morning ? may be there are sameone who have trying to get in my account and if i try to get inside is impossible please can u help me and my id is( firstname.lastname@example.org) thx GOD blss u.
I forgot my yahoo account and secret question can you help me Dave I'm running out of choice I can answer any question about my email it's been at least 6 months now I've been trying to retrieve it..thanks Dave
it was asking password change then i change my password that day its working but from next day on words it in not taking my new password .plz help me .
hi dear dave.. plz plz plz i beg u for my password becoz i have my mom mails in that id. so i cant live with out that mails.. and i forogt my secur question. so plzzzzzzzzzz i will be thank full to u my id was email@example.com
hi DAVE i have probliam with my yahoo id and password.it has been locked.i want to reactive.i also forget my one secrat Q.onley one i rememmber.plz help
i have active yahoo id now.i want recover old one.plz help.id is firstname.lastname@example.org locked
Hi, dave please help me out with my yahoo mail,it was locked up and i forgot the answer of the security question.this is my email .hope you can help me .i really need my yahoomail coz i have important contact there. email@example.com.
I FORGET MY PASSWORD. PLEASE HELP FOR ME TO RECOVER.
Dear Friends & Sir,
I forget my yahoo password, my important data in this account, please anybody help me. how i get my yahoo password.
Because i have only one my email account.
i have lost my yahoo password, neither can i remember the answers to the security questions. Kindly help me recover my yahoo account (firstname.lastname@example.org) send me the details to email@example.com
thanks in advance.
Please Help me to recover my yahoo mail ID.
I forget my password and when I go to password recover it asked me to answer the secret questions. I forgot these questions at the time of account open. I am not aware of that questions have this much of importance. So please , please please help me to recover my yahoo account and give the details to my new mail ID - firstname.lastname@example.org. this mail is having lot of MBA Notes and some important details regarding my studies.
I signed in in a cyber and was asked to change my password to a strong one which i did.butwhen i tried signing into my tablet it was not responding and my account is locked.thesecret questions i can only remember one,i still need my inbox it has some important information ,please how can you help me.
SOME BODY HACKED my yahoo in change every thing no i cant get to my important messages i miss out on jobs can you please help me and god will bless you whit a reward thank u
Hi sir Dav my house was robbed in the process my phone was collected so I went to buy another phone but after I download my yahoo messenger . I put my email address but my password was lost. Because I Take me time to get another phone , when I try to regain my password I was ask to answer my secret questions but I have forgotten them . please sir I really will appreciate I you help get my password back thanks sir
I have a problem my self,I can not access my yahoo! account and I am really in trouble because I stored very important documements in my boxes and I am blocked since 5 weeks.
Not a comment as such rather a request:you said that it may be another person and that is true,but if u are not the owner you cannot be straggling for more than one month to recover an e-mail which is not your:it is easy to give up after a certain period of time.
my yahoo account not open why???
Juned.email@example.com send me a Ans. Sir.
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Dear Yahoo Recovery,
Hello, I just wanna get my old password in yahoo messenger name firstname.lastname@example.org because hacker change my password, my password has a 8 small character...Then suddenly I show it to someone to see my chatmate, she is insecure and I suspected to change my password..When I'm sign in again, my password has changed it already...
My yahoo id last one month not opened and i did not now correct resin we need your supports.
I can't acess my acount right now.Then i have forgeted my password too.so please say me how to recover my id.
i have forgot my password. my id is email@example.com help me recover my password my phone number is +231886620923
my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
date of birth is 23rd july 1987
i would like to retrieve my password since i have forgotten my current password and i have also forgotten security question answers since i created this account in 2009......it would be very grateful if i could get my password back since i cannot create a new account because i am getting a important email on this email
lost my yahoo password and neither can i remember the answers to the security questions
please help me
How can you find me my password from my hacked email account. Password has been changed security questions have been changed.
I can not go pa Calculated login but after phone goes
I had a problem remembering my security question which i entered on 24 september 2009,as a result i could not access my yahoo mail.my e-mail address is email@example.com which i opened in 2000.I also have this e-mail address as an alternative firstname.lastname@example.org ,please help me. Thanks in anticipation for solution to the problem
i forgot my yahoo password and security question....and the alternate e mail id also seems to be tampered with....my e mail id is kkumar50 .Please help me out.... send me reply through my brother's e mail id
THIS IS URGET...PLEASE HELP ME
I'LL BE GRAETFUL TO YOU
please i cant access my yahoomail box
i have lock my account email@example.com and also i dont know alternative email and security question please heple me i have some important contect please help me and send me on this email firstname.lastname@example.org
my yahoo e-mail was locked and asking me a question that I can not remember.
so I have gmail now .
pls,help me to have it again
thanks in advance.
Hello.. I'm from the Philippines and I don't know what to do with my yahoomail account. I am able to remember my password but i cannot login because it says there that im currently logged in in a device or a private browser.. Now yahoo is asking about my answer to the security question but I forgot about it also I lost the phone number that i put on it. I also forgot the alternate email. how can I recover my account? my yahoo account is email@example.com. Thanks for your help.
Please help me get my email back I have very important contact's in my email as well as very meaningful picture's and e-mails from friends and family and a important document's ..I forgot my security questions...I can only give u my personal information. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org thanks dave!
I can not log in to my yahoo mail account and I don't remember the answers to the secret questions? Can you help me my?
Margaret .. send my text answer and text question to my yahoo mail address email@example.com ..
hope to hear from you soon..
sir, i forgot my passward of my firstname.lastname@example.org email.i also lost answers of 2set questions they r putting. hence unable 2 open my this mail. plz help me soon. thanks,
Hello. I forgot my second secret answer. I don't remember my second secret answer but only first. I need help to reset my password..Please help me.
Hi...I have a yahoo account, but it has been blocked, I have changed my password, but still cannot get into my account. my account is email@example.com... Secondary one is ruthie3328hotmail.com. Keeps saying it I blocked do you have any idea what I can do, to retrieve it,, If I can't I will just delete my account altogether and go with gmali....
I forgot my password and tried all option to recover ...its not sending any text message on my mobile ...want to recover through my mobile plz hel me!!
I am facing problem with my yahoo account firstname.lastname@example.org I can open it using my nokia phone but when i try to open it on my laptop its not openning. it prompt me with security questions and i felt that i have answer the questions correctly. and still is saying thatthe security question is not anwered correctly. if i try it several times it finallly locked the account.
please i need an urgent help. please!!!!!!!!!!
i forget my old cousion name which i cant remember on yahoo security question
i open my account on october 2009 on yahoo i forget my old cousion name i can,t remember at all i know my id and password and i forget my old cousison name when ever i opend my account thy ask my old cousion name please help
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