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 Post subject: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:56 pm 
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Yahoo hasn't let me sign in for the last 3 days now and my friend's yahoo account got hacked. I think I know who it was (Grant, annoying kid from school) and I think he hacked me too then requested for my account to be deleted and now it's gone :( Please help, I dunno what to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:24 pm 
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Try contacting Yahoo.
Use the "contact customer care" link at the bottom of this page.

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 Post subject: Re: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:25 pm 
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I have never used Yahoo before, but here is what I assume you can do in this situation:
  1. See if you can get a password via your e-mail address.
    • If you can, then change your password to something more difficult
    • If you can't, then contact Yahoo about it; tell them whatever happened (without using somebody's name, like in this thread's case) and provide your old password and such
  2. If the above doesn't work, get a different account (either with Yahoo or a good alternative, like GMail). You'll be losing old data, obviously, but you should be fine if you use a password that is HARD TO CRACK (since this seems to have happened to you in the past).
    • Don't reveal your password or hints to it...ever. Not even to your friends.
    • Use a password that is long, complicated, and unrelated to your interests. Don't use, say, "HappyPerson", when you could instead say something like "OMG123HappyDappy934Zing!" (and don't use either of those passwords)
    • If this is going to continue to happen to you, then be sure to change your password regularly (like, every few weeks)
That's all that I have for you. My best bet is that your friend (who can't be technical enough to hack something easily; aren't you all 12 years old?) got into your account after you left some clue either intentionally or unintentionally.

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 Post subject: Re: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:26 pm 
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StrongRad wrote:
Try contacting Yahoo.
Use the "contact customer care" link at the bottom of this page.


I did before i posted this thread. No reply yet :(

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 Post subject: Re: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:31 pm 
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Since it has only been 30 minutes since you posted the thread, it may take awhile before Yahoo can contact you again. I'd say wait up until a day, and if nothing happens, either follow my advice above, or contact them again with a bit more information (including your old password and such).

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 Post subject: Re: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:43 pm 
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DS_Kid wrote:
Since it has only been 30 minutes since you posted the thread, it may take awhile before Yahoo can contact you again. I'd say wait up until a day, and if nothing happens, either follow my advice above, or contact them again with a bit more information (including your old password and such).



I sent it two days ago. When i said "before i created this thread", i didn't mean RIGHT before i created the thread!

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 Post subject: Re: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:16 pm 
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White_and_Nerdy wrote:
DS_Kid wrote:
Since it has only been 30 minutes since you posted the thread, it may take awhile before Yahoo can contact you again. I'd say wait up until a day, and if nothing happens, either follow my advice above, or contact them again with a bit more information (including your old password and such).



I sent it two days ago. When i said "before i created this thread", i didn't mean RIGHT before i created the thread!

It may take them up to a week. I mean, they are Yahoo!, so they have a few million accounts to take care of. I'd certainly send them a what's up in another week.

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 Post subject: Re: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:25 pm 
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This is what I got back

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1193 ... elpyx3.png

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 Post subject: Re: Yahoo not letting me sign in.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:13 pm 
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White_and_Nerdy wrote:

Looks like you should fill out their "abuse" form.
Also, kick Grant upside the junk.

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