The online world has become a little less safe considering how many companies have their services hacked, which results in the user having to change a perfectly good password in fear their account will be accessed by an unauthorized user. Microsoft is taking steps to keep your security when using their services the highest priority, which is why they’re rolling out a new two-step verification process for all of its accounts.
The new verification process will start rolling out an upgrade to Microsoft accounts over the next few days that will allow its users to enable an optional two-step authentication service to help improve the security of their account. The result will help better protect a person’s Microsoft account through the use of a verification process. Microsoft account owners will also be able to use app passwords for some of its services, such as the Xbox 360, for those services, which at the moment, don’t support two-step authentication.
Microsoft has already made a Windows Phone application available that supports its new two-step verification codes, although those without a Windows Phone can simply head to Microsoft’s account management page to enable their new security measures.
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