24394Re: [Y-Mail] Account blocked
- Feb 9, 2013
> From: adeomus ******** <carpediemadeomus@...>You cannot set up "second sign-in verification" without cell number.
> do you think it is truly helpful if yahoo ( or gmail) have your
> cell number to cross reference with ?
> is it not just a way for a hacker to get your cell number too ?
The "second sign-in verification" is designed to prevent felons from
using password stolen from you for access to your account and spam.
yahoo cannot prevent stealing passwords with Windows drive-by downloads,
but tries to block using stolen yahoo passwords.
A felon can steal your password. In order to know your cell number,
the felon needs to Sign In first. But "second sign-in verification"
is designed to prevent that. Whether it works for every way of Signing In
requires checking. I cannot check myself alone because yahoo accepts
cell numbers only in 14 countries, mine isn't in the list.
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