How to Make Your Yahoo Mail More Secure

You can now make your Yahoo emails as secure as those in Gmail and Windows Live (Hotmail).

Digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation reports…

EFF helped organize a coalition of human rights and press freedom organizations that sent a letter in November asking Yahoo! to take this step—one we’ve been advocating for a long time. Without HTTPS, anybody on a wifi network can read all the data sent to or received from a web site (for example, the full text of all the e-mail that Yahoo! Mail users sent or received).

Microsoft and Google webmail accounts already have this enabled, and have for a while. On Yahoo, it’s new – and optional. To enable it, go to your options tab, and under Advanced Settings, make sure the box that says “Turn on SSL” is checked.

Stacy Johnson

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