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Windows 7: Yahoo Password Change Question

12 Mar 2018   #1
paulyjames

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Yahoo Password Change Question

Hey all. Im having issues logging into my primary gmail account as i posted this in my other thread. The thing is i have my account and password but apparently google doesn't let me in my account because the recovery email address i type is incorrect. I dont know how this is possible because its only a few emails it could be but in any case its incorrect.


I want to change my yahoo email address in case my account get compromised etc. But when i went to yahoo and click change password, it ask me this


For security, you will need to enter your new password across all of your devices yahoo




Here is my issue. I log into yahoo mail on my laptop and my iphone SE. This iphone SE i already have my yahoo email entered into it already so i could view the email anytime. So i obviously have to change my password on my mail app in my iphone SE. What concerns me is i had an old iphone 4s that is in my old apartment in another country. I recently just flew from one country to another and that is probably why im locked out of my gmail account. Well that iphone 4s that i have in my old apartment, it doesn't work anymore because the battery/back of it sort of busted open. I never brought it anywhere to get it fixed/repaired etc. However, im pretty certain im signed into my yahoo and gmail account in the mail app as i typed in my account and password into it. So if someone were to get my broken iphone 4s and try to repair it or fix it, would they be able to start up my phone with all my information as they could view my emails?


Because if so, i want to change my yahoo email address right now but it mention you need to change the password in every device. I assume i wont need to change it in that old broken iphone 4s right? Because if not, i will change the password of it right now. Im concerned if someone gets my iphone 4s as its in my apartment in another country and do something with it etc. But could i change my yahoo password now and even if someone get access to my old broken iphone 4s, then they cannot log in because of password change? Or could i not change the password now because im logged into my yahoo email app in my broken iphone 4s. Im not 100 percent sure but im close to sure i entered my yahoo and gmail account/password into it where i could just view email like that.


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15 Mar 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

First of all, Yahoo email has been hacked several times. If you do Yahoo email on your iPhone, you are in danger of your phone getting hacked.

Second, as long as your iPhone 4 is off, or offline, it isn't a factor here. But if it connects to the internet via a wifi hotspot, then it does become a factor. Yes, they will be able to read your Yahoo email, unless you change the password on it. But your yahoo email up to this point is likely on your iPhone4, so all of that email is probably readable by someone who has your phone, and no password is likely required, unless you have a secret unlock code on your phone.

You need to contact Google and associate a new secondary email address with your Gmail account. I don't know how you can do that, but I'm sure Google has a way, because you aren't the first person to be in this situation.
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