howtogeek — 2013-05-11T10:27:01-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/161562/how-to-enable-two-step-authentication-for-increased-security-on-windows-8-and-the-web/
Microsoft recently rolled out two-factor authentication for Windows Live accounts, and here’s how to enable it.
lee_mason0323 — 2013-05-11T23:59:05-04:00 — #2
Two-step authentication: something everybody should enable.
And I have to point this out, but that's the old Microsoft logo isn't it?
2noob2btrue — 2013-05-12T17:45:18-04:00 — #4
If you need bank account quality security on your email account then it's time for some diversification. Stop tying everything to one account.
basic — 2013-05-13T17:15:16-04:00 — #5
@2noob2bTrue I don't think it's that big a hassle to setup this safeguard, considering it only comes up when a new connection is established. It's kindof like how I drive a crappy car, but I still lock the doors. Not that you NEED it, but it's a lot less work than dealing with a potentially compromised account.
2noob2btrue — 2013-06-10T19:02:42-04:00 — #6
That's not quite what I meant, what I'm trying to say (using your analogy) is when you put all your belongings inside your car you need more complicated security measures to achieve the same level of safety. Instead of storing everything in one account(car), diversify, use additional accounts for redundant security.
basic — 2013-06-14T13:10:07-04:00 — #7
Thanks for the clarification. We all know that the associated e-mail accounts are now mandatory for notification and password reset purposes; they can act as a backdoor into your interests (gaming, social media, etc) and well being (financial, medical, etc). To keep this analogy going (begrudgingly), having a fleet of cars, each with its own set of keys, seems like a lot more work, and less safe overall.