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Originally Posted by SpeedyVT View Post

Yahoo itself hasn't been hacked leaking passwords. It's been ages since someone decrypted their password security. It's that people continually are stupid enough to use brute forcible passwords.

There lies major problem. People chose some of the most darn simple passwords out there. Heck, they could at least make people have to make new passwords by setting password expiration date plus a good long minimum password length. Also implement password history too.

Then again, get down to it. People seem to love convenience over protecting their personal info.
 
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post #52 of 53
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What happens to people who do not have a mobile phone? What happens to people who do not want to connect a phone number to their email address? (if email address gets hijacked, you have to change phone number to just keep clear of spam phone calls and text messages?) If there is no password, how do you connect with Outlook, Thunderbird, or The Bat? Or does it send you text messages every half hour?

Try reading the entire thread prior to posting. If you had you would have known that it is NOT a requirement, only an option as that has been clearly stated within this thread on more than one occasion. .
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This feature isn't aimed at desktop users anyway. The app logs you in, but only on the phone itself. I don't even think it can be used to log in on a desktop, unless they have a "modern" app and you use that to check email.
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