Gmail & Yahoo insist creating new passwords on daily basis

  1. Corona's Avatar
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       #1

    Gmail & Yahoo insist creating new passwords on daily basis


    Not my PC, but a friends. I found it strange that both email accounts last night insisted that the passwords (each one different) were incorrect. They insisted we need to make new ones. So we did. They worked for the rest of the night. Turn off PC. Reboot this morning, bam, same problem. My friend doesn't go to unknown junk sites, I make sure of that. Doesn't mess with the PC at all. I make sure it's in clean order every week or so.

    What confuses me is why both emails on the same day? Is there something in the wild? Is it the dreaded Corona virus?! Prolly not. If it's to do with Network stuff on the PC I'm at a complete loss. MBAM picked up nothing as usual. Got rid of the cookies in CCleaner.

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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
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    Hi Corona


    You didn't say what mail client are you using? Plenty of mail clients are being asked to use App passwords which you get from your mail account using a browser. This has become very prevalent in Yahoo. With gmail you have the ability to allow less secure sign ins, sort of crazy as you are still using name and password. (protocol must be different)

    If browser based have the passwords been saved? (Not keep me signed in) Speaking to where you asked browser to save password. I would check what passwords have been saved and delete entries for gmail and Yahoo.

    Does your friend have a phone that is trying to access emails and in doing so is tripping the limit of failed attempts? I would see what devices have access to email, I know you can do this in gmail, assume Yahoo has similar capabilities.


    Ken
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  3. Jacee's Avatar
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    I know with Yahoo, if you use a different browser to open your mail, other than your preferred, you'll get nothing.....they will send a new password (to mobel phone or other email) so you can get back in again. This happens with me when I switch from Firefox to IE.
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  4. Samuria's Avatar
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    It possible the account has been hacked and had the password changed
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  5. Corona's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
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    I tried again just now to apply new passwords to both email accounts and was successful (after pulling my hair out). I then held my breath and rebooted, and the accounts with their new passwords still work. And I remembered to save those cookies in CCleaner. Thanks gang for your support.
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