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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:19 AM

After launching 'Two-Step Authentication' a few months ago, Microsoft added three new security features to its Microsoft Account today which you use to signi into Microsoft's services like SkyDrive, Outlook.com and Windows 8.
 
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This page displays successful and unsuccessful sign-ins, what kind of device and browser was used, and what location the request came from, including a map from Bing. If you see something suspicious, there's a "This wasn’t me" button for helping you to take steps to protect your account.


Recovery codes

 

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Two-step verification setup requires two verified pieces of security information, like a phone number and email address, it will be a rare occasion when both options fail, but in the event they do, Microsoft got you covered.


More control of security notifications

 

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This page gives you the ability to choose where you want to receive notifications for unusual sign-ins.

 

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#2 R@6271M3

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:54 PM

Google offers same level of security.



#3 ThunderROM

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:55 AM

Microsoft is catching up slowly. :D



#4 Shaun of the Seven

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:17 PM

Two-Step Authentication (Y)



#5 Vegetto

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:25 AM

I think 2-Step verification is a must have now a days.



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