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How do I change AOL security question?

Change AOL security question

The security question with it’s secret answer and the password of your AOL email account are vital details that should be known only to you. These two pieces of information are interdependent. For instance, if you want to change the AOL password, you have to provide the answer to the security question and vice-versa.

Unfortunately, not all subscribers lay equal importance to the password and the security question. And this is what hackers try to exploit. The answer to the security question, thus, needs to be a secret and not something that others can glean for your profile on social networking web sites.

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Instructions to change the AOL security question and answer

  • Settings in the Options menu
  • AOL account section
  • Click Change your password link
  • Provide the secret answer
  • Continue to the next page
  • Click the Change account security question link
  • Set up a new question
  • Select a new question from the drop down menu
  • Provide the secret answer twice
  • Save the changes you've made
  • Account Security question changed
  1. Sign in at your AOL email account and from the “Options” menu, select “Settings” from the menu [Slide 1].
  2. Click “Accounts” [Slide 2].
  3. Click “Change your password” link [Slide 3].
  4. A new browser window / tab opens. Provide the secret answer to the security question you have set up presently [Slide 4].
  5. Hit the “Continue” button [Slide 5].
  6. Under the Username Options section, click “Change Account Security Question” [Slide 6].
  7. You can now select a new account security question and the secret answer [Slide 7].
  8. Choose a question from the menu and provide the answer in the two fields below it [Slides 8 and 9].
  9. To save the changes you’ve made, scroll down and hit the “Save” button [Slide 10].
  10. AOL informs you that the account security question has been changed [Slide 11].

Note: Subscribers who cannot gain access because they’ve forgotten the AOL security answer should refer that article for instructions on how to reset this information.

Please understand that the security question’s answer is as precious as the AOL account password. Both are interdependent and you need one to retrieve / reset the other. Changes to this AOL security question and answer need to be remembered else you may lose the control of your account and all the information stored on it. Keep these details secret and away from prying eyes. Finally, make sure that the answer to the security question is not something which is known to others or clearly visible on your profile on social networking web sites.

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