Two-Factor Authentication Continued to Gain Steam

We’ve covered Evernote and WordPress in the past. Now Microsoft is jumping on board. For Windows Phone devices you can use the Microsoft Authenticator app. iOS and Android devices can use any system that the Microsoft system supports, including the defacto standard – Google Authenticator.

via Net-Security.org

Microsoft has announced that it will be upgrading the Microsoft account and that this upgrade will include an optional two-step verification feature.

“More than a year ago, we began bringing two-step verification for certain critical activities, like editing credit cards and subscriptions at commerce.microsoft.com and xbox.com, or accessing files on another one of your computers through SkyDrive.com. For these scenarios, two-step verification is required 100 percent of the time for everyone, given the sensitive nature of these tasks,” explained Eric Doerr, Group Program Manager, Microsoft account.

“With this release you can choose to protect your entire account with two-step verification, regardless of what service (or device) you are using with your Microsoft account.”

The option can be used on any software and device users usually use to access their accounts.

Continued here.

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2 comments for “Two-Factor Authentication Continued to Gain Steam

  1. April 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Two-Factor Authentication Continued to Gain Steam https://t.co/knRQluuhKX

  2. April 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Two-Factor Authentication Continued to Gain Steam – get more info here http://t.co/igLtV09Y7r

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