Yahoo Announces On-Demand Passwords That Are Texted to Your Phone [Video]

Yahoo Announces On-Demand Passwords That Are Texted to Your Phone [Video]

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Yahoo is making logging into its service easier by introducing on-demand passwords. No longer will you need to remember your (hopefully complex) password to log into Yahoo, the company will now send you an on-demand password that you can use to sign in.

We’ve all been there…you’re logging into your email and you panic because you’ve forgotten your password. After racking your brain for what feels like hours, it finally comes to you. Phew! Today, we’re hoping to make that process lessanxiety-inducing by introducing on-demand passwords, which are texted to your mobile phone when you need them. You no longer have to memorize a difficult password to sign in to your account - what a relief!

How to Setup:
1) Sign in to your account.
2) Click on your name at the top right corner to go to your account information page.
3) Select “Security” in the left bar.
4) Click on the slider for “On-demand passwords” to opt-in.
5) Enter your phone number and Yahoo will send you a verification code.
6) Enter the code and voila!

And the next time you sign-in, Yahoo will send a password to your phone when you need it to log in. On-demand passwords is currently available for U.S. users only; however, it will likely be expanded to other countries if successful.

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Great! - March 16, 2015 at 11:48pm
So if someone has your phone then they can get into your yahoo emails?
dNEwayz - March 16, 2015 at 5:26pm
What about email apps? Can I have a complex password that is not temporary, and log in to the site with the temporary passwords?
A - March 16, 2015 at 5:18pm
Yahoo should do something about all the spam.