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 your account page where you can enable two-factor authentication, a feature Microsoft has begun rolling out this week to the 700 million folks using its array of connected devices and services
Microsoft accounts are a global login for the company's products, including Windows operating systems on computers and phones, Xbox, Outlook.com, Office, SkyDrive, Skype and plenty more. In other words, if you log into nearly anything offered by the software giant, you likely have one of these accounts.
Once you enable two-factor authentication, which requires a mobile number or a secondary email, you'll receive a passcode each time you log in that you must supply with your standard login credentials -- a concept you're probably long familiar with as many other large tech companies have adopted it.
In fact, you may have already been through the process with your Microsoft account as the company has enabled mandatory two-factor authentication for particularly sensitive situations, such as when changing your credit card information or accessing files via SkyDrive.com on a different computer.
Recognizing that entering two passwords instead of one might get a little annoying in some situations, Microsoft has provided the option to have your device remembered to free you from the extra passcode. If you stop using the device so frequently, the system will reset your code after 60 days of inactivity. Additionally, Microsoft has released an authenticator app for Windows Phone that allows for two-step verification when you're offline.
"Two-step verification is a great tool to help protect your account, but it does require you to be careful to keep your account up to date," Microsoft cautioned, noting that if you can't provide your secondary proof of security, you'll be forced to sit through a 30-day recovery process before regaining access to your account. You'll be locked out permanently if you lose your standard password and your extra security info.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is 11.4mm thickness and weight 159g, in the front you can find the 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and in the back the 8 megapixel camera and its LED flash. Since there are no seams or doors there is no way to access the 1830mAh battery or increase the phone's 16GB internal storage with a microSD card.
The Nokia Lumia 620 is an entry-level handset of the Lumia series. The 620 includes a 3.8-inch touchscreen operating at a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels. Inside the handset is a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 512MB of system RAM and 8GB of internal storage and expandable via a microSD card slot.
The Nokia Lumia 820 features a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM. It has 8GB of onboard storage and supports microSD cards up to 64GB. The 820 sports a vibrant 4.3” AMOLED screen featuring Nokia’s much-touted ClearBlack technology, a 8MP rear and a front-facing VGA camera. It also features wireless charging support.
The Nokia Lumia 920 features a Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5" IPS LCD with 768 x 1280 resolution (332 PPI). It packs an 8.7MP rear camera with a 2MP front-facing camera. The Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8 and is compatible with charging products based on the Qi wireless power standard. Other specs include, NFC, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of memory with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.
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