Yahoo Mail security makes users question privacy

The Yahoo Mail sign in issues we highlighted earlier in the week received a massive response from our readers, although within that feedback we noticed a number of people were concerned about the Yahoo Mail security process that aims to protect users from hackers and other problems.

This situation also arises out of the fact that there’s a lot of discussion around online privacy and how far some companies should go when asking for personal information. In relation to Yahoo Mail, they are said to ask for a phone number to help add another layer of security to your email account.

One Online Social Media reader had this to say, “With all the reports being released on privacy issues, I’am a little suspicious when Yahoo Mail asks for a password change and to provide a Phone Number when doing so. This feels like it could compromise my security further rather than give me more protection. It’s now becoming a pain to keep seeing the notifications every time I log-in to Yahoo Mail, I just want them to leave me alone”.

This comment received a lot of likes and replies like, “I feel exactly the same” and “I couldn’t agree more, I’m not giving my phone number considering how much information they already have”.

Do you like the idea of giving your phone number as additional Yahoo Mail security, or do you think you shouldn’t have to with the current password/username protection? We’ve love to know if you agree with these select OSM readers, or if you feel this is a great way to add another layer of protection to your personal information.

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  • guess_who

    No, I don’t like to give my phone number to Yahoo or any other email provider. This is to much. Recently Yahoo application in update on android asked for permissions to all information stored on my phone including ID. Now I considering to get rid of Yahoo accounts.
    Also to note, in recent updates on android phone, many applications did the same, permissions to all information, such as pictures, mic, location, phone calls, text massages and ID. Angry birds, Yahoo and all Google applications.
    But why do we surprised, we living in the Police State. Everything is under the radar.