Yahoo is introducing some enhancements to its email service, including actively replacing the traditional password with something more secure that a password alone, and easier than two factor authentication a la Google Authenticator. The new Yahoo feature is called Yahoo Account Key and use a push notification to an email customer’s cell phone or smart watch to verify a user’s identity.
This feature is worth a look, and I may just have to dust off my old and mostly unused Yahoo account to see just how this works. If you are a Yahooligan, you will want to check it out too. For a fuller review of other changes and updates to yahoo email, check out the link below.
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