My password was just changed on my Yahoo account. I don’t know why or by whom. Perhaps it was sniffed over the wire while I was on a wireless connection today. I don’t know.
But the trouble is, Yahoo won’t email me my new password without my putting in my identity information. But I had bogus identity information in there, stemming from when Yahoo’s marketing tactics were getting unpleasant.
So… I can’t remember what date of birth and zip code I put in there. My real ones don’t work. And without those it won’t let me request a new password (they DO have my correct email, to send my password to).
So I can’t change my yahoo groups subscriptions or anything like that.
I can’t login to Yahoo Messenger anymore.
I am Yahoo-Screwed.
That’ll teach me to withhold information from Big Brother, I guess. :(
If you’re used to contacting me on yahoo messenger, well…. I guess you won’t be anymore. Until I establish a new yahoo ID and track you down again.
Only thing I can think of is possibly to write a script to brute-force the DOB and ZIP on the new password request form.