Clearing the Security Breach Alert

If you're contacting us because you're unable to clear the security breach alert, click the X in the upper-right hand corner or press the escape key on your keyboard to clear the message. This should clear the alert and allow you to view your mail.

Recent activity overview

If you're ever looking for more info on your recent account activity, whether you have security concerns or are just curious, the Recent activity section is the place to go. Recent activity shows where, with what device, and how your Yahoo account has been accessed lately.

"Recent activity" consists of 4 categories:

  • "Devices and browsers" - trusted devices that you've used to sign into Yahoo. Covers all the places we've seen you sign in to your account from a browser. Here, you'll find a list of the browsers you've used, including the location, and the time of sign-in.
  • "Third party email and calendar applications" - applications you've elected to use your account.
  • "Recent account access changes" - the 3 most recent changes to how you sign in to your Yahoo account (click show all to see more).
  • "Recent updates to your account" - the 3 most recent account updates (click show all to see more).

Sometimes mobile sessions can record as 'Browser.'' If you recognize the location, don't worry if the session didn't record as mobile device access.

Disconnect a device

If you lose your phone, you can make sure your account is safe by disconnecting any devices.

  1. Go to your "Recent activity."
  2. From the devices listed, find and click sign out.
    - Sign out confirmation appears in place of the session,
  3. If you're worried about your account security, change your password under "Account security".

Will the Yahoo ID save in Account Switcher feature? Yes, it'll still be in the browser, but your password will be cleared. We'll also clear your password if you signed into your account through an app on one of your devices. However, if the password is saved to the browser using auto-fill, it'll still be accessible.

About IP addresses

Your IP address will be in 1 of 2 formats and the difference depends on the format supplied by your service provider.

IPv4 - The 4th version of IP used to identify devices on a network. It is a 32-bit address. Example:

IPv6 - Newer version with auto-configuration, better, more efficient routing, and flexible options and extensions. It is a 128- bit address. Example: 2002:4559:1FE2::4559:1FE2.

Find out more about IP addresses, and the difference between an IPv4 and IPv6 address by going to World IPv6 launch.


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