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Tip of the Week: Activate Microsoft’s Two-Step Verification

Many accounts today offer the option of two-step authorization (generally known as two-step authentication). This provides many security and privacy benefits for you and your business. So let’s take a look at Microsoft’s two-step verification for its accounts.

What Is Two-step Verification

It’s a security measure that requires users first to use extra proof of identity, usually starting with a traditional password. What Microsoft has settled for it contacting a user every time an account is accessed. To get into your account, you can choose which method you use for the second level of authentication, including using email, phone or an authentication app.

Turn on Two-Step Verification for Microsoft

It’s a simple process to activate two-step verification for your Microsoft accounts.

  1. Sign into your Microsoft account’s basic security page.
  2. Go to ‘More security options’.
  3. Look for ‘Two-step verification’ and select the ‘Set up’ option.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

As mentioned, your second authentication method can be phone, email or an app. If you opt for the app, you will then need to link your account to the app to complete setup.

Do you want to add two-step verification to your Microsoft account? Our professionals at Quikteks can help with that and your other IT security needs. Call our knowledgeable experts today at (973) 882-4644.

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