howtogeek — 2013-04-10T14:25:57-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/150084/microsoft-accounts-due-to-receive-two-factor-authentication-soon/
With the increasing focus on improving user account security, two-factor authentication has become a ‘must have’ feature for many popular online services. Following the lead of other companies Microsoft will soon join them in offering the feature to help better secure user accounts.
geek — 2013-04-10T14:30:34-04:00 — #2
Every email account should have two-factor authentication as an option. Personally, I refuse to use any email account that doesn't have that option.
Two-factor might be annoying and unnecessary for some people, but for anybody that wants to keep their online life secure, using two-factor for your email account is critically important.
Here's a great HTG article that explains a lot more about it:
4ensicpenguin2 — 2013-04-10T15:57:53-04:00 — #3
It's already working. changed to add mobile phone on my accounts. ven works in Linux.
2noob2btrue — 2013-04-11T21:36:14-04:00 — #4
I don't have a smartphone.
valapsp — 2013-04-16T16:57:45-04:00 — #5
I'm still waiting for the promised Skype for outlook.com. Any ideas on when it will come?
codinghorror — 2013-04-16T17:43:33-04:00 — #6
I believe most, if not all, 2 factor auth providers support text message codes as well.
I pray you have a phone that supports SMS text messaging..
geek — 2013-04-16T17:50:33-04:00 — #7
There are a couple that only have integrated the Google Authenticator, I think my DreamHost backup account is restricted to that unless they recently changed it.
In general though, I prefer the text message method, since it's nice and easy and simple.
2noob2btrue — 2013-04-16T20:59:46-04:00 — #8
Landline phones in my area don't provide SMS. In my line of work, phones aren't needed much. 2 business calls/week is about average.
raphoenix — 2013-04-16T21:08:58-04:00 — #9
If you live in US and have to deal with the Government much, a Land Line is essential plus Fax for Security.
I have a Fax Card in all my machines.
geek — 2014-07-11T14:26:40-04:00 — #10
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