In order to keep your Yahoo account safe and secure against cyber attacks, the basic step is to create a complex and unique password for your account. Having an easy-to-guess password for your account such as your date of birth, name, surname etc. can let hackers intrude your account easily. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to create a password with a combination of alphabets, numbers, and special characters.
If you don't know how to change the password for your Yahoo account, we have provided below step-by-step instructions along with several tips and tricks to make your Yahoo account more secure against cyber attacks.
Occasionally, clicking on the Change password option may prompt you to Use Yahoo Account Key instead of a password to access your account. You can click on the "Continue" button to use Account Key feature or you can click on "I would rather change my password" option to create a new password for your Yahoo account.
Also, when creating a new password, make sure to make a combination of alphabets, numbers, and special characters.
To make your account more secure, you can enable two-step verification as well to your Yahoo account. Two-step verification feature works as an additional security layer that sends a security code each time to your phone number when you or someone else (for example a hacker) try to sign into your Yahoo account from a new device.
Along with Success message, you will also be prompted to create an app password in case you use apps such as Outlook and iOS Mail. This is because these apps don't support two-step verification and require an app password to access Yahoo account.
To generate app passwords, click on the Create app passwords (on the "Success" page) and follow the on-screen instructions to generate app password. If you don't use any such application to access your Yahoo account, simply click on the Skip for now option.
Moreover, in case you ever need to generate an app password in the future, you can do easily by following the below-mentioned steps.
So, this is how you can change the password for your Yahoo account and make it secure using available security measures in Yahoo.