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Yahoo account password changed by someone else
Posted by: goosegunner
Date: May 15, 2006 11:45AM
Got a notice from Yahoo that my password was changed. Not by me though.

Can't log in any more.

They tell me to send in info from when I first did my profile.

Problem is I didn't use my real birthday and it has been so long that I can't remember what I used. They won't open it up without it. But makes me wonder what the person is doing with my email account. I hardly ever used the account, mostly for subscriptions to Bulletin Boards.

Any advice on what to do?

Forget it and open new account?
or
What?

gg
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Re: Yahoo account password changed by someone else
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 15, 2006 11:53AM
This happened to me once. . .someone hijacked my yahoo email account BUT luckily and coincidentally they did it exactly as I was in my account. ..


I saw messages deleted before my eyes. . .I changed my password immediately and the damage was minimalized.

All they did was delete the message in my email box.


I learned right then the difficulty of contacting anyone at yahoo.

I emailed them to see if they could recover what was deleted (they can't be contacted by telephone. . .at least I could not find any telephone)

I got on of those automated emails which didn't even pertain to the incident.


You can try but I don't think you will get any help.


I hope you didn't keep any valuable info @ that email. change the email for any account like Ebay, etc that was connected to that email ASAP. If you didn't have anything valuable, then just open a new account

remember to use a password that has letter/numbers etc. people tend to use over simplistic passwords that are easily hacked.

Sorry for what happened and good luck!








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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/2006 12:00PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: Yahoo account password changed by someone else
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 15, 2006 11:58AM
you just motivated me to go to my high security password in Yahoo
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Re: Yahoo account password changed by someone else
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 15, 2006 01:04PM
YEP, me too!

By the way, if anyone hasn't mentioned it, Pastor is a great app for this kind of stuff:

[www.macupdate.com]




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Re: Yahoo account password changed by someone else
Posted by: New.Dad
Date: May 15, 2006 08:41PM
PeterB Wrote:
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> YEP, me too!
>
> By the way, if anyone hasn't mentioned it, Pastor
> is a great app for this kind of stuff:
>

What's wrong with KeyChain?
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Re: Yahoo account password changed by someone else
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 15, 2006 09:18PM
New.Dad, AFAIK, Keychain doesn't allow you to encrypt the password database or require a password to open it...




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