It’s time to change your email account if you are with Yahoo! Not sure if you have a Yahoo Account, well according to Brian Krebs you could very well have a Yahoo account and not realize it. Brian Krebs is THE Cyber Crime specialist!
“For example, British telecom giant BT uses Yahoo for their customer email, as did/do SBCGlobal, AT&T and BellSouth. Also, Verizon.net email addresses were serviced by Yahoo until AOL took over. Up in Canada, Rogers customers may also have Yahoo email addresses. I’m sure there are plenty of others I’m missing, but you get the point: Your Yahoo account may not include the word “yahoo” at all in the address” Brian Krebs
First, you MUST go in and change your password and make it complicated!!!!!!!! Turn on Two Factor Authentication! Then go in and change your security questions!!!! Turn on If you don’t know what those are Graham Cluley another security expert, did a broadcast explaining a lot of this. You can watch it here: https://www.grahamcluley.com/yahoo-hack-billion-reasons-change-email-account/.
First go in and change your password in Yahoo! Here’s how: Login to your Yahoo mail. Go to the Settings button on the far right-hand side of the screen and click on it. A pop up menu will show up. Select Account Info. As shown below:
That will bring you to this screen:
Select Recent Activity on the left-hand side of the screen. Where it is highlighted, select See something suspicious, then click Change Your Password. It will bring up a pop-up screen and ask you to change it. Make it complicated!!!!!!! Then click okay.
Now you want to turn on Two-Factor Authentication
Where it says Two-Step verification, make sure you move the button to green to turn it on. At the top it will have a phone number. Make it a cell phone number that accepts text messages. Once you do that Yahoo will send you a text message with an authentication code and a pop up will show up on your screen and ask you to enter it. Enter that number in.
Now, for some odd reason, Yahoo feels it’s necessary to email all this info to your Yahoo account. Please go into your inbox delete ALL those emails!!!!! Then empty your Trash!!!!! If someone can get into your account they can get all that info from your new emails! Argh!!!!!
You’ll want to check your Recent Activity see what other programs are using your Yahoo information, like iOS, Android, yada yada. Pick any that don’t look familiar and remove their access!!!!!! See below! Now mine has ShuttleCloud in it. This is what is going to allow me to migrate my info to Gmail. So, I’m leaving it right now.
So, now go in and delete any emails you got from your banks, other places you have accounts any place of importance and delete them and empty your Trash. Go update all of your super important accounts to your new Gmail account, or whatever account you are going to use. In my instance, I already had a Gmail account and I’m just going back to it!
Create a new Gmail account. To migrate your data do the following:
Login to your Gmail account. On the far right-hand side of the screen select the gear button and hit the drop down menu. That will bring up this screen and select Settings
That will bring up this screen. Select the Accounts and Import link. Go down to where it says Import mail and Contacts.
That will bring up this pop-up menu. Enter your Yahoo account name, and it will probably ask you for your password. Enter the NEW password. Then click Continue.
This screen will pop-up, then select Continue. Then your emails and contacts will go in and migrate. It can take up to 48 hours to work.
Send emails to all of your important contacts telling them of your new address. Make sure you delete all emails in your sent items folder and once again empty your Trash. Give it about 10-20 days to make sure you didn’t miss anything , if you can make it less! Also make sure you Gmail account does NOT have the same password as your new Yahoo password that you just changed! Then delete your Yahoo account, and here’s how you do it. https://www.grahamcluley.com/deactivate-yahoo-account/