Turn off the "Stay Signed In" default.
RISK MANAGEMENT ISSUE! PRIVACY ISSUE!
If a user wishes to "Stay Signed In," make that user actively check the box. Otherwise, this should be defaulted to NO.
You would think with the MILLIONS Yahoo had to pay for invasion of privacy and hacking, OATH (Yahoo and AOL) would learn and default this to NO.
Hoping EU regulators are perusing these comments - an INTENTIONAL Violation will certainly reach the four percent of the violator's ANNUAL revenue.
Using a YES default is INTENTIONAL ACT by OATH to expose users' information!
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I complained about this as soon as I realized it wasn't ME who accidentally clicked the "stay signed in" box. I was very patronizingly told "that's just how it is". I use a shared computer, and I do NOT want to accidentally stay signed in so anyone can read my email.
All it takes is for me to forget to uncheck the box ONE time, and my emails are public.Total.Security.Debacle.
zone fazer commented
Since you added checked "stay signed in" box to sign in page internet explorer 11 has erratically stopped working. If checked one stays signed in even with browser not activated, this is dangerous for your subscribers.
privacy matters commented
I agree that setting the default as "Stay signed in" is asking for trouble so why would AOL do this? What is the payoff? They did not arbitrarily decide to do this it was INTENTIONAL. Maybe the advertisers have requested this practice so they can take a better look at what we are willing to let slide by without objecting. Everything happens for a reason and a lot of times the reasons have more to do with money than any ethical responsibility to the users.
How do I REMOVE the stayed signed in being already checked by default? I do not want that box to be checked by default. Never! It makes it dangerous to use a public computer.
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS COMPLAINT. THIS WAS SOMEONE'S VERY VERY VERY BAD IDEA. WHAT IS AOL THINKING? IT SEEMS TO MAKE ONE MORE STUPID CHANGE AFTER ANOTHER. IS IT TIME FOR US TO FINALLY CHANGE TO ANOTHER EMAIL PROVIDER? AOL WAKE UP--PEOPLE HAVE STAYED WITH YOU BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT THE DANGEROUS 'CONVENIENCES' OTHER EMAIL PROVIDERS OFFER.
Morgan McGurk commented
You have changed the default to "Stay Signed In" This is really annoying, please fit it!
Today you changed the default at login to "Stay Signed In" Fix it!
Not Necessary commented
I TOTALLY AGREE. WHY DID AOL DECIDE TO DO THIS? IS THIS A FREAKING PHISHING THING? IF SOMEONE INADVERTENTLY STAYS SIGNED IN WITHOUT KNOWING, THIS LEAVES PEOPLE OPEN TO HACKERS. THEY CAN GET PASSWORD INFORMATION AND CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FROM ONLINE SHOPPING, PRIVATE EMAILS, ETC. THIS IS ONE OF THE DUMBEST F*CKUPS THEY HAVE ONCE AGAIN DECIDED TO START DOING. NOW THEY WANT TO GET MY OTHER "RECOVERY" EMAIL ADDRESSES, ALONG WITH THAT PASSWORD. WELL AOL, THAT FREAKING "RECOVERY" EMAIL, IS SOON TO BE MY PERMANENT EMAIL.