I forgotten my Yahoo! security questions and answers, how can I get back it?

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I would fully expect that you cannot. That would be terrible security.

The whole point of the security questions is to help you in case you forget your password.

Remember: Yahoo has no idea who you are until you login in. Could you imagine just anyone being able to say to Yahoo: "I am Inusah. No, really, trust me. I don't remember my password or the answers to my security questions. Can you give them to me?"

Further research reveals that Yahoo no longer uses security questions to help secure your account. They have almost certainly been deleted from your account by now.

From Yahoo! Help:

Security questions are no longer used for verification. Delete them if they haven't been removed automatically.

The security enhancements they do use are similar to Google: mobile phone numbers and/or third-party email addresses. When you log in from a device that's unrecognized, you can get a code sent via text, a phone call, or an email message with secondary information in order to log in.

If you haven't set that up, and you are having trouble logging in, follow the guidance at Fix problems signing in to your Yahoo account.

  • Shouldn't there be another way to verify/recover? Otherwise, if someone were able to get your password, they could change that and the security questions, and you'd never be able to recover your account.
    – freginold
    Oct 6, 2017 at 12:58
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    @freginold: I've updated my answer.
    – ale
    Oct 6, 2017 at 20:10

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