There is no denying the fact that Microsoft is certainly one of the best companies in the world, with world class products such as Outlook, Office, Skype, Xbox Live, Windows, OneDrive and many more. So, having a Microsoft account becomes a worthy investment for individuals and businesses. I use a couple of their products and hence can vouch for them. Aside from the ubiquitous Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System, their product, their other products are doing a good representation of the company in the market.
One unique feature about a Microsoft account is the fact that one sign in gives you access to a wide variety of their products. So imagine what someone who has an unauthorised entry will have access to. Like I always say, no security measure measure can ever be enough. But not having any at all is certainly not a good idea.
So, add one layer of protection by activating the Two- Step Verification feature to your account.
What to do?
Using a computer, sign in to your account.
- On your home page, tap on Security on top of the screen
- Tao on Turn on two-step verification
- Sign in again –
- Tap on Set up two-step verification
- Tap on NEXT
- Sync your Outlook.com email with any of the above devices (if you want to) and tap or click Next
- Tap on Finish – You are done.
Note : Microsoft uses the phone number on your profile to do the set up.
Sign out and try sign in again. You will will have to choose between your email address, phone or Microsoft Account App (which you have to download) to get the verification code. Simply enter the code in the space provided and your are in.