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Track Unusual Activity in Yahoo

May 9, 2019 | By John Wick | Filed in: security.

The security of your Yahoo account is completely in your hand. It is suggested to make use of all the security tools provided by Yahoo to ensure the security of your account against hacking and other cyber crimes. Apart from making use of security tools such as two-step verification, Account Key, Spam Filters etc. you should also keep a track of recent login activity in your Yahoo account. Keeping a track of activities in your account will help you know in case your account has been accessed by any unauthorized users. To know how to remove unusual activity in your Yahoo account, follow the information provided below.

Guide to Remove Unusual Activity on your Yahoo Account

Accessing Account’s Recent Activity

For Desktop or Mobile Browser

  • Sign in to your Yahoo account.
  • Click on your profile name to open the drop-down menu.
  • From the drop-down menu, click on the Account info option.
  • Under Account info, you will need to click on the Recent Activity option.
  • Under Recent Activity, check whether any unusual login or changes has been made in your account.
  • If you find any unusual activity in your Yahoo account, take the necessary changes accordingly.

For Yahoo Mobile Applications

  • In your mobile application, tap on the Menu icon (three horizontal lines).
  • In case you are using the Yahoo Mail app, you will need to tap on the Manage Account option.
  • Next, tap on the Account info option.
  • Then, go to the Recent Activity option.
  • Check whether any unusual login or changes has been made in your account.
  • If you find any unusual activity in your Yahoo account, take the necessary changes accordingly.

As said above that you need to take necessary changes when you notice unusual activities in your Yahoo account, below you can find the action you need to take and how to take.

Reviewing the Entries and Removing Suspicious Activity

Depending on the way you are accessing your account, you will see up to 3 sections in the Recent Activity section. In case you find something you don’t recognize, you will need to click on the Sign out or Remove option next to it. After that, you are strongly recommended to change your password.

  • Recent Activity: If you find Web browsers and devices that recently signed in, it is suggested to select on to view available IP addresses.
  • Recent Account Access Changes: You will see the last 3 password changes.
  • Apps Connected to Your Account: In this section, you will find the list of apps, sites, and devices that you have authorized to access your Yahoo Account.

While you can find the information about recent activities, account changes, and application connected to your account by following above method, you are also suggested to look for changes in the settings of your Yahoo services such as Yahoo Mail. Check if any suspicious email has been sent or received in your Yahoo Mail account.

Following the above-mentioned suggestions will help you identify the suspicious activities in your Yahoo account and fix them accordingly. For more information feel free to contact Yahoo customer service live person on Toll-free helpline.

 


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