Yahoo's disastrous "Security" improvement

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  1. Posts : 10,994
    Win 7 Pro 64-bit
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    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Yahoo allows you to defer putting in a mobile number when entering the periodic password update. Does it allow that when creating an account?
    I tried creating another account a few minutes ago. I couldn't bypass their requirement for a mobile number.
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  2. Posts : 9,612
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #22

    marsmimar said:
    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    Yahoo allows you to defer putting in a mobile number when entering the periodic password update. Does it allow that when creating an account?
    I tried creating another account a few minutes ago. I couldn't bypass their requirement for a mobile number.
    Oh well, 'twas a thought. If you decide to use a fake number, to avoid accidentally using someone else's number and possibly subjecting them to spam calls, try using 555 for the prefix (area code-555-random numbers). Doing that will cause any calls made to that number to be redirected to directory assistance instead of some poor innocent schmuck. When I encounter a situation where the other party absolutely insists on my phone number, I use my home phone number and replace the prefix with 555. That makes it easy for me to remember what ersatz phone number I used.
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