Having strong passwords for your email accounts is more important than ever, especially given the multitude of hacks and security breaches that have made headlines over the past few years. If you do not adequately secure your email accounts, your information could be sold or given away on the dark web. This information includes your social security number, credit card information, and banking information. If you want to protect your accounts from a growing number of cyber attacks, your best defense is to keep up with your passwords and change them regularly.

We taught you how to change your Gmail password so that you always have a handle on all the internet nonsense. It is best if you also change the passwords for all of your secondary accounts like Yahoo or Hotmail to keep the same level of security.

It's a good idea to change your passwords about every few months. So you always stay up to date and your personal data with minimal risk. In the following guide, we'll show you how to change your Yahoo account password to help protect your personal information.

How to change your Yahoo password on desktop and mobile browsers

Desktop method

Step 1: Sign in to the security page of your Yahoo account as you normally would.

Step 2: Click Change Password.

Step 3: Enter your new password twice and click Next. Make sure your password is secure and not easy to guess. Using the word "password" (yes, really) or your birthday is too easy and more likely you will be hacked. If you need to improve your password security, read our advice on creating a great password.

Yahoo Mobile App Method

Step 1: Depending on which mobile app you are using, select either your profile in the top left corner or the menu icon, which looks like three lines stacked on top of each other.

Step 2: Choose Account Information. (Yahoo Mail app users may need to select Manage Accounts.)

Step 3: Choose Security Settings.

Step 4: Enter the security code for your phone.

Step 5: Select Change Password.

Step 6: Select I'd rather change my password.

Step 7: Enter your new password twice for confirmation and then choose Next.

You have now reset your Yahoo account password. Here's another security tip: instead of relying on your own storage to remember your new password, we recommend keeping a log of the password in a password manager – LastPass and 1Password are two great options. That way, if you forget your new password, you don't have to keep guessing it to sign in and you can avoid getting your account locked, fixing problems returning, or creating a completely new password all over again.

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