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How to get Yahoo password back?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by aspe_heat, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Hey everyone!

    My friend forgot her Yahoo password and well...I offered my help (I am such a gentleman! Right?), but it won't let me answer security questions...I can only send an e-mail to her backup e-mail address, which she forgot.

    Is there any way to get it back? She has some important e-mails on it and she has to recover them.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rokebono

    Rokebono Senior Member

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    If she selected save password when signing in most probably she can see the password in the browser.

    For FF check this: tools -> options -> security: passwords: "saved passwords" -> "show passwords"

    For other browsers search on G as I don't know the location. :)
     
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    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    To think, even I never knew this. Thanks Rokebono!
     
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    zenlagor Regular Member

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    When you recover a yahoo account it gives you an option which (backup) email addresses to send to.
     
  5. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Yeah, but she forgot her backup e-mail address. I mean, she typed it randomly...just like I always do lol.

    As for the saved passwords, she doesn't have it. It was actually doing auto-login to her e-mail address on her last phone, but she changed it yesterday so...not anymore.
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Tell her she's screwed. :D
     
  7. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Don't worry. There is a solution for that. My brother also lost his pass + security questions. Then I came into action and saved his mail account. Just send an email to the support explaining the issue and it will be resolved within 1-2 days,
     
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    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Why the hell would you put a bogus email address in, I mean it kinda of defeats the purpose.