You likely depend on your Microsoft account so you want to make sure it’s safe and secure.
You probably use your Microsoft Account for a variety of tasks. You may use it to sign into your Windows 10 PCs and other devices. You might use it to access Microsoft Office, Skype, and other Microsoft products and subscriptions. You can use it to sign into various Microsoft services such as Xbox Live. And you may use it to establish your payment options with Microsoft.
For all those reasons and more, you want to make sure your Microsoft Account credentials don’t fall into the wrong hands. How can you secure and protect your account? We will walk you through these security fundamentals:
- First, you need to ensure that you’re using a strong and complex password. (Make sure it’s not one of these.)
- Then you can secure your account and verify your identity by using backup email addresses or a phone number and a code sent via text message.
- You can set up two-factor authentication to further protect your account.
- And you can verify your identity on your mobile phone via the Microsoft Authenticator app.
I’ll assume you already have a Microsoft Account to at least sign into Windows 10 or access different Microsoft services. If you don’t, you can register for one at the Microsoft Account page.
Now, let’s say you want to change the password for your Microsoft Account to make it stronger. Sign into your account at the Microsoft Account page. At the Hello! page, click on the link to change password.