Microsoft Will Finally Offer Two-Step Verification For Your Entire Account

Over the next few days, Microsoft will begin rolling out an upgrade to accounts including a crucial security feature: two-step verification. The system helps protect your account from hackers by requiring two pieces of information before you can access it — usually your password and something else.

If you have a Microsoft Account, you should definitely turn it on at Previously, Microsoft had two-step verification for credit card activities at and as well as for accessing your SkyDrive from an unknown computer. Those steps are required for your safety.

If you opt-in to the new security service, you'll be required to submit two pieces of information anywhere you use your Microsoft Account. [Microsoft]

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