Msg#: 4651230 posted 7:12 pm on Mar 5, 2014 (gmt 0)
I used my Yahoo ID for the first time in a couple of years, and I had forgotten my password. They have certainly went out of their way to make it as quick and painless as possible to recover it. I guess this is also part of the plan. Make it as easy as possible for users to recover lost passwords.
Msg#: 4651230 posted 10:43 am on Mar 6, 2014 (gmt 0)
'cantonisation' and multiple passwords have a side effect of security partitioning. When IDs are stolen from one of the sites, this has no effect on other accounts. Single sign-on is more vulnerable in this aspect.
Msg#: 4651230 posted 2:55 am on Mar 9, 2014 (gmt 0)
I've only used yahoo stuff with a login when I have really really wanted to (e.g. yahoo directory listing). It's been a while. Nothing I've needed of their stuff at all via *any* login since as a regular internet user.
I get the thinking behind it - but the implementation - who will sign in - all I can suggest is they better make their user experience of joining a whole lot better and easier than it has been in the past.