US technology company Yahoo has promise to alert its users of any suspected cyber fraud following the upswing of cyber criminal across the globe.
Bob Lord, Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo, says that “Yahoo will now notify you if we strongly suspect that your account may have been targeted by actors.”
“We’re committed to protecting the security and safety of our users, and we strive to detect and prevent unauthorized access to user accounts by third parties. As part of this effort, We’ll provide these specific notifications so that our users can take appropriate measures to protect their accounts and devices”, the Yahoo security top brass says.
Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo says that if you receive such a notification from the company, here are some of the actions you should take immediately:
- Turn on Account Key or Two-Step Verification to approve or deny sign-in notifications, which grant or refuse access to your account.
- Choose a strong, unique Yahoo account password you’ve never shared or used before. Review our guidelines for creating a strong password and change your account’s password.
- Check that your account recovery information (phone number or alternate recovery email address) is up to date and that you still have access to them. Remove ones that you no longer have access to or don’t recognize.
- Check your mail forwarding and reply-to settings. Hackers could edit these settings to receive copies of emails you send or receive.
- Review your recent activity in your account settings for sessions you don’t recognize.
- We also strongly encourage you to protect yourself outside of your Yahoo account:
”Don’t fall for phishing attacks! Don’t click links if you’re not sure about them. Yahoo will never ask you to provide your account information via email. If an email includes a link to Yahoo that asks for your password, close the window and sign in via https://login.yahoo.com directly” , the technology company warns.