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  1.    16 Dec 2016 #11
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari 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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,633
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari 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.    16 Dec 2016 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 3,045
    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    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.    17 Dec 2016 #14
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,263
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR 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.    17 Dec 2016 #15
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,263
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR 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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,633
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C 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.    18 Dec 2016 #17
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,263
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR 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.    18 Dec 2016 #18
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 18,529
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C 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.    18 Dec 2016 #19
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,279
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami 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
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 424
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 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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