The reason Yahoo prompts you to change your password
When you have a Yahoo Account, it's important to keep all of your private info safe. As an added security precaution, our system prompts you to change your password at sign in if we see any unusual activity.
To be on safe side, here are a couple steps you can take to be sure that your account is secure:
- Check your Recent Login Activity page, which shows several days of sign-in activity. If someone has signed into your account you don't recognize, it'll be listed here.
- Learn how an account can be hacked in our overview and ways to prevent it in on our security pages, which offer some great tips to protect your account.
Are you having trouble changing your password? Learn how to change it and the key points to know when you create a new, secure, strong password.
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