In the digital world that we live in, there’s a unique password for every account we manage. Be it social networks, financial institutions, or even email, we have a lot to remember when it comes to accessing our information. The number of letter and number sequences that we have to keep track of on a daily basis can give anyone a headache.
But one company is looking to change all of that. Particularly, they are looking to make it much easier to open our emails. Imagine being able to login into your email without having to type in a password again and no, we’re not talking about a password manager!
Yahoo has recently launched a new on-demand login feature that a specialized code to user’s mobile devices in order to gain entry into their email accounts. The new sign in feature is kept secure since the code is generated exclusively for one account and changes every time the user tries to log in. Hackers would have to be in physical possession of the user’s mobile phone in order to do any damage to the user’s account.
There are other companies that offer a similar login option, such as Google and Dropbox who utilize what is called two-factor authentication in order to allow their users to sign in. Unlike Yahoo’s method, this way requires the user to enter a standard password as well as a messaged code in order to access their files.
This new sign in features comes on the heels of a massive data breach that occurred at Yahoo last year, where the usernames and passwords were stolen from a number of its email customers.
To take advantage of this new login option, simply follow these six steps!
- Sign in to your Yahoo.com account
- Click on your name at the top right corner to go to your account information page
- Select “Account Security” in the left bar
- Click on the slider for “On-demand passwords” to opt-in
- Enter your mobile phone number and Yahoo will send you a verification code
Enter the code and you will be enrolled