The reason Yahoo prompts you to change your password
When you have a Yahoo Account, it's important to keep all of your private information safe. As an added security precaution, our system prompts you to change your password during sign in if we see any unusual activity.
To be on the safe side, here are a couple steps you can take to be sure that your account is secure:
- Check your Recent Login Activity page.
This shows several days of sign-in activity. If someone has accessed your account without your permission, it'll be listed here.
- Learn how an account can be hacked in our overview.
The Yahoo Security Center also offers some great tips to protect your account.
Are you having trouble changing your password? Learn how to change it and how to create a new secure password.
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