How to protect your Yahoo! account after massive hack

Posted at 8:43 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 01:06:07-05

DENVER -- Yahoo! is dealing with what’s being considered the biggest email hack in history, and it either impacts you or definitely someone you know.

This is on top of the half-a-billion people who were notified just a few months ago that hackers stole personal information through their Yahoo! email accounts.

Yahoo! says hackers got names, addresses, phone numbers, passwords, and even security questions and answers.

Right now, Yahoo! doesn’t believe any bank account information was stolen.

If you are a Yahoo! customer the first thing you should do is change your password.

Next, set up the two-step verification.

To do that, sign into your Yahoo! account, select "account security," and then click the on/off icon for two step verification.

Put in your phone number, and then they'll text you a unique key code that only you have. 

Enter it and then you're verified.

You should also change any other accounts that use that password.


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