Microsoft’s Two-step Authentication

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Microsoft has been rolling out a two step authentication process for their products starting April 17th. A two step authentication process already employed by companies like PayPal, Facbook, Google, Apple, is a process that besides the user password requires a one time verification code that could be sent to user’s phone via app or text message.

Microsoft is rolling out this option to such products as Office, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, and others. It improves the security against account hijacking and identity theft.

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