Newsflash! Yahoo Hacked – Change Your Password

I just got eMail (newsletter) from a reliable source saying there had been a breach of security at Yahoo and it recommended changing the password on all your Yahoo services. This failure actually occured two years ago but Yahoo is only now confirming it. Inexcusable!

How to Change Your Yahoo Password

Go to Yahoo and sign in to your eMail account. When I first sign in I’m not taken to eMail right away and I would like to point out that I usually use the SeaMonkey eMail program to check my eMail.

Click on the Mail icon in the top right-hand corner to go to your Inbox.


When you go to your inbox, you will see a Gear icon in the top right-hand corner. Put your mouse over it and a menu drops down. Click on Account Info.


On the next screen, click on Account Security, then Change password.


In the Set a new password window, type in a new password. Confirm it by typing it again. You can check the Show password box to see what you are typing. Click on Continue.


Remember to make sure the password is not easy to guess, and don’t use the same password for every account.


About the Author

Terry Hollett

Terry is a self-taught computer aficionado, who after being exposed to Windows 3.1 in the early 1990's devoured every book and magazine on the subject he could get his hands on. A published author with over 20 years' experience building and servicing computers for friends and family he started his first website in 2002 at Hit Any Key.


  1. I just changed my password yesterday. Previous change was two years ago so was overdue anyway. Haven’t disabled the Security Question but I know this is the same thinking on Gmail accounts. New accounts don’t give the option, and old accounts don’t allow changes to update an existing Security Question.