On 9/25/2016 11:47 AM, email@example.com wrote:
If that's his problem, perhaps he shouldn't be on the computer. Under
your theory, he has his password stored and doesn't "remember" it.
That's fine. It will still allow him to log on and once logged in,
Yahoo does NOT require the entry of one's password a second time in
order to change passwords. You merely enter your new password, confirm
it and you're done until the next time.
On Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:51:44 -0400, burfordTjustice
In my case I don't even have my Yahoo password anywhere. I only use it
for one Yahoo group and I just answer the Emailed post. I never
actually log in. I have tried recovering the PW but none of my answers
match what I wrote 17 years ago when I set up the account.
Is it stored in an encrypted password manager program or the web
browser for auto login purposes? If the latter, nirsoft utils are
your friend. If the former, you'd have to login to your password
manager to recover the current password so you can change it to
Oh, one more thing, stop having your web browser store
login/passwords for you, if that's something you do.
As you'll learn by using the utils I mentioned, it's obviously, NOT
secure. Anyone who has access to your computer with a brain (read:
knows how to pull up the passwords using Nirsoft or a variety of
other tools) can recover them, with ease.
MID: <nb7u27$crn$ firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hmmm. I most certainly don't understand how I can access a copy of a
On 9/25/2016 12:14 PM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
Why? If it has been working, what makes it more vulnerable with time?
What makes a new password more secure than an old one? Maybe the new
one is easier to crack.
Given the number of web sites I use it would be an all day job to change
"Ed Pawlowski" wrote
| > How difficult is it change passwords? I routinely change mine every six
| > months or so. Just change it and move on.
| Why? If it has been working, what makes it more vulnerable with time?
Did you read about the news? It's a dramatically clear
answer to your question. Yahoo was hacked a couple
of years ago. Chinese hackers might be scanning your
email now, waiting for something like a credit card number
or bank account info, or enough personal info to spoof
your identity. The passwords might have been sold.
The data was stolen by breaking into Yahoo and stealing
their member/password list, not by hacking passwords.
If you changed your password periodically you would have
been protected for most of the last two years.
Hmmmmm, I dont use email for ANY of the things you mentioned. Then again
I dont do online banking, or use my *REAL* credit cards online. (I get
those disposible pre-paid cards for online shopping). For the cost of a
few postage stamps, I'd rather send a check to pay my bills, rather than
risk online identity theft. And I can also use my phone to pay some
bills, for example, I can use a thing where I phone one of my utilities
and they will accept payment from my checking account without an actual
paper check, and no credit card required.
I only use email to chit-chat with friends and relatives, and
occasionally contact a business to ask a question about their products.
So if someone wants to hack into my email, I hope they enjoy reading
about my latest home or car repairs, my findings at rummage sales, my
pets, and my bitching about the weather.
On Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:16:57 +0100, "James Wilkinson"
Yea, good advice 'IF' "real email" exists. Where I live, on a farm,
there is only one local option for internet service. That's dialup. It
involves having a landline phone, and the internet is included with the
phone bill, whether I use it or not. It's no longer a separate cost for
the internet. However, this dialup service only allows one to connect to
the net. There is no email account, and no help provided if a person
cant connect. Since I REQUIRE a landline phone (my cellphone does not
work at my home - NO or very poor SIGNAL).
To get high speed internet, I would have to get a service like DISH.
Their cost would be a minimum of $120 per month. NO THANKS!
I dont want the TV part of it, but it's a package.
So, there is no "real email" available. I'm stuck with yahoo, gmail, or
other free email. Yea, I'm sure I could pay for some sort of email
provider, but why bother. Like I said, if hackers want to read my email,
let em. They'll get bored and leave quickly.
It costs me about $3 a month for postage stamps and the cost of blank
checks, to pay my bills. So, why would I want to pay a lot more than
that, to buy a more secure email provider..... Not to mention that
paying online (on dialup), takes 5 times as long as it does to fill out
a check and stuff it in my mailbox.
On 9/26/2016 9:02 AM, email@example.com wrote:
What is "real" email?? Any email web or otherwise can be hacked.
Gmail offers POP service. And POP would work just fine with that old
version of the Agent newsreader you're using.
BTW Gmail also offers IMAP service and that's what I use with my Android
phone's email app (K-9).
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