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Yahoo seems to be the highest profile company so far to outright ditch passwords. To use Account Key, Yahoo users need to link their account to a mobile device, then whenever you go to log in, you will get a notification on your phone to approve that access. This way, you can also deny login requests and stop people from accessing your emails.

Source: http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/security-software/matthew-wilson/yahoo-mail-just-killed-off-passwords/

Great, it's gonna be quite a task to teach my father how to use a smartphone biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 53
That seems... awful. I hate messing with my smartphone. Why would I want to screw with my smartphone just to log in to an email account on my PC?
post #3 of 53
gmail.com
hotmail.com
live.com
outlook.com

the solution to fix the problem biggrin.gif
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who the hell uses yahoo nowadays?

contender for the worst email service out there
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post #5 of 53
So it's basically 2 factor authentication just skipping the first factor lol.

It's no big deal and IMO seems more secure than regular password. It's like 5-10 extra seconds, who cares. People won't have to worry about remembering their password either.
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post #6 of 53
so while everyone uses the mobile number as a 2 way security law yahoo goes full retard and just use one?biggrin.gif
post #7 of 53
If you lose your phone...

I like two factor for new devices but it seems scary to have your email completely inaccessible without your phone. Maybe I rely on my email account too much. redface.gif

passwords do suck though. tongue.gif

edit: This is opt in.. you can still use normal mode if you want.
Edited by Asmodian - 10/17/15 at 12:08am
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post #8 of 53
this is why i love protonmail... they actually know what the hek they are doing one pass to enter the site and one encrypted one to enter your email..
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Originally Posted by TK421 View Post

who the hell uses yahoo nowadays?

contender for the worst email service out there


I created my yahoo email before Google existed.....
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Originally Posted by lemans81 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by TK421 View Post

who the hell uses yahoo nowadays?

contender for the worst email service out there


I created my yahoo email before Google existed.....

Same. I've had a yahoo mail since the Adelphia Cable days... I made a gmail... and switching some accounts over to it... but still always check my yahoo mail.
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