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Microsoft rolls out optional two-factor authentication for user accounts

By Matthew
Apr 18, 2013
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  1. If you care about the security of your Microsoft account enough to click a few buttons in exchange for an extra layer of safety, you may want to head here. That'll bring you to straight to the security section of...

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  2. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Rookie Posts: 64   +20

    Good to see this. I've been waiting for it.
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,693   +86

    You need a phone number I see.
     
  4. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Rookie Posts: 64   +20

    Well yeah, if you have a phone, you need a phone number. So... yeah.
     
  5. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Enthusiast Posts: 305   +37

    Not everyone has a phone, Roxxas.
     
  6. Rocks *** always has something to say
     
  7. Good idea but phone number and e-mail address? Great news for the spammers and scammers!!

    Why not input something a bit more personal? Businesses advertise their e-mail addresses and phone numbers all over the place so how secure is that?
     
  8. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 924   +22

    It's all well and good if it works. In my experience using a windows live logon or whatever it's called now with windows 8 their servers were screwy and every so often you'd get completely locked out of windows 8 until you changed the password with another computer. Other people complained about this. I just simply don't use passwords with win 8.
     


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