Windows 10: Someone Has Hacked My Hotmail Email Address...

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  1. Posts : 485
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       16 Dec 2016 #11

    Kari said: View Post
    Nobody (I repeat: nobody) can sign in to your Microsoft email account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, msn.com) if you set up two step verification.

    Go to https://account.live.com, select Account & privacy, select More security settings, scroll down to Two-step verification and turn it on (tutorial).

    Having two-step verification on, whenever I or anyone else tries to sign-in to my account from a non-trusted device, I or a possible unauthorized intruder will be asked to enter a security code which will be sent to my mobile phone. Without this code sign in will be declined. A non-trusted device is any PC or any browser I have not used to sign in before.

    Because Microsoft offers this two-step verification, all unauthorized log ins are user's own fault because user has selected not to use two-step verification.

    Kari
    Good to know Kari however I have a question, after reading this post I checked my own account & it said unusual activity detected & requested that I change my password on the account - I have two-step/factor authentication enabled & haven't received any notification that someone has accessed my account or even tried to. Is the notification just saying that someone tried or did someone actually access my account? The access was from the US & I'm in the UK.
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  2.    16 Dec 2016 #12

    Kari said: View Post
    Nobody (I repeat: nobody) can sign in to your Microsoft email account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, msn.com) if you set up two step verification.

    Kari
    I'll bet the Russians can! ;-)
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  3. Posts : 2,544
    Windows 10.4 Home 1703 x64 16257.1
       16 Dec 2016 #13

    Mobile phone number can be spoofed without having a physical access to it, not to mention other methods.
    Two-step verification it a great way to loose access to your account though, I would never use it, again.
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  4. Posts : 1,747
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       17 Dec 2016 #14

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Just so you are aware, Nice and Shy does not trust companies other than Microsoft to access his data. It's in his other posts.
    Are we all sure Microsoft software does not allow government agencies to access data via backdoors with or without Microsoft's agreement?
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  5. Posts : 1,747
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       17 Dec 2016 #15

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I'll bet the Russians can! ;-)
    And most other competent government agencies including you know who in the USA
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  6.    17 Dec 2016 #16

    Steve C said: View Post
    And most other competent government agencies including you know who in the USA
    You said competent government agencies in the USA..... that made me laugh! So does "military intelligence"!
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  7. Posts : 1,747
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       18 Dec 2016 #17

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You said competent government agencies in the USA..... that made me laugh! So does "military intelligence"!
    Do you have the inside knowledge to be sure?
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  8. Posts : 16,132
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       18 Dec 2016 #18

    Steve C said: View Post
    Do you have the inside knowledge to be sure?
    As a Navy Lieutenant Commander, it would surprise me if he didn't.
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  9. Posts : 12,123
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Dec 2016 #19

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Two-step verification it a great way to loose access to your account though, I would never use it, again.
    What an irresponsible, utterly stupid comment!
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  10.    18 Dec 2016 #20

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I suggest that you change your login password as soon as possible!!! Below is a link from MS to show you how.
    Change my password in Outlook.com - Outlook
    I'm going to do this now!

    Thanks!
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