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Microsoft to enhance security with single password system

Microsoft is to introduce a new single password, with enhanced security across all of its services.

As reported by CVG, details of the new system have been outlined on Microsoft's blog, revealing that the new single password will cover areas such as Skype, Outlook, Xbox, Office and more.

"Two-step verification is when we ask you for two pieces of information any time you access your account - for example, your password plus a code sent to a phone or email on file as security info," says a post on the blog.

"This verification protects you everywhere you use your Microsoft account; on Windows 8, any Web browser, and even Microsoft apps and services on iOS and Android devices."

If you want to make a start on a single password with enhanced security then you can do so here.

Edited On 18 Apr, 2013

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Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Sounds like TOR's security key feature.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Were we not already using this?
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
there was me thinking this was already happening?
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Dead 4 years ago
That's what I thought, I'm only on Xbox Live and Hotmail, but they both use the same single password login.
Joe2120's avatar
Joe2120 4 years ago
Maybe its just coming into force, perhaps if you've already changed password its like that already.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Well Windows 8 uses a LIVE ID system to log in, and with Office 365 as well... I hate the cloud
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Solidus 5nake 4 years ago
About time they made it more secure. I'm still gutted of when my Gamertag got hacked a few years back and they stole £100's worth of XBLA games, Add-ons, not to mention my gamerscore and leaderboard rankings. Despite several attempts to get what I was owned, they eventually drained all the effort from me. All Microsoft done was block the hacked account, no refund, no nothing. Worst customer service I have even known.

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