How can I update my Yahoo! account information?

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How can I update my Yahoo! account information?
Updating your Yahoo! account can help foil hackers. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

If your Yahoo! account's security settings have been compromised, you'd best get yourself over to your profile sharpish. You can make amendments to your personal information and log in details in a matter of a few clicks. If you can move quickly enough, any would-be hackers or fraudsters who've managed to get your details will find their attempts to capitalise on their cyber-crimes fruitless. You can also log into your account to change your contact details and other information whenever necessary.

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    Navigate to Yahoo!'s sign-in page and tap in your Yahoo! ID and password in the boxes on the left-hand side of the screen. If you've forgotten your Yahoo! ID or password or suspect your account may have been hijacked, click on the "I can't access my account" link at the bottom of the page. Follow the links to regain access to your account.

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    Click on the arrow next to your name in the top-right corner of the screen and select "Account info." You'll be prompted to reconfirm your password before proceeding.

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    Scroll down to the "Sign-in and security" section and click on "Change your password" if you suspect your account's been hacked. Type in your current password and then your new one in duplicate in the boxes provided. Pay close attention to the "Password strength" gauge next to the text boxes once you've entered your new password. If your new password isn't deemed as being at least "Strong," you may want to come up with an alternative.

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    Increase your Yahoo! account's security by making other changes. Under the "Sign-in and security" section of your "Profile information" page, you'll be able to set up a sign-in seal and turn on a second sign-in verification. You'll also be able to take a look at your recent sign-in activity to make sure nobody's accessing your account without your permission. Change your sign-in settings to make sure you're not staying logged into your account if you access it on a public computer. Taking the time to make these changes will make your account considerably more secure.

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    Click on "Update your contact information" under "Contact information" to change your personal details. Here you'll be able to change your home and work addresses and telephone numbers and add alternate email addresses. Click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the page once you've made your desired changes.

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    Select "Set language, site, time zone" to change your current location and time zone. This will be a useful function if you regularly have to travel between time zones for work.

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