The point being, Microsoft adds two-step verification for Microsoft account. But, does it make a difference? Is 2-factor authentication good enough?
Well, the 2-factor authentication definitely adds a strong layer of security after you are asked about the password of your account. However, it isn’t anything unbreakable. Hackers do exist who can bypass 2-factor authentication. Well, maybe, not remotely. But, some way or the other, a trick always exists.
Microsoft Adds Two-Step Verification for Microsoft Account: Hacking is a common problem for net users. Recently Apple and Dropbox get hacked by hackers. To avoid this Microsoft announced a two-step verification process to its accounts. It works as a second layer of authentication to the users. It basically sends you a text verification code to verify the fact that you are the one accessing the account. Of course, if the device is with someone else, the verification code can still open up your account. So, you have to be physically careful as well.
To enable Two-step authentication you need to have a valid email address and mobile phone number. Windows Phone users can download and install the Microsoft Authenticator App to generate the codes needed for the second verification step. Microsoft also offers an authenticator app for Windows Phone, which allows you to receive the two-step verification code even when offline. Whatever be the reason, or what you use it for, enabling the 2 step authentication on your Microsoft device does not cost a fortune, so you should surely do that. A lot of important services are connected to your Microsoft account (unless you are not a Windows user).
Adding two-step verification to Microsoft accounts is a good step and it is highly recommended to enable it as soon as the feature becomes available. Make sure that your information, email and phone number is correct because it requires for further needs like recovery issues.