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Update your secret questions and answers


Want to make it easier to recover your account if you lose your password or get compromised? Learn how set up your account's recovery info and be sure to review it regularly.

Change your browser's character encoding

If your Yahoo account's security questions aren't appearing properly, it's okay. This can be fixed by adjusting your browser's character encoding settings in the language your questions were created.

"Confirm your identity" pop-up message

We take your account security seriously, that's why we've implemented features like the "Confirm your identity" pop-up. If your account is being accessed from a device that we don't recognize, you'll be asked to provide either an answer to a security question on file for your account, or enter a code sent to your phone or email. Identify verification options and steps Depending on how long you've had your Yahoo account, you may be presented with only 1 verification option.