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The adoption of two-step verification for high-profile web services and accounts is a way to protect your information from harm. Depending on the service, enabling two-step verification is the way to go. You can enable two-step verification for your Microsoft Account and give yourself the peace of mind in protecting the data stored when you log in and out.

How to enable two-step verification for your Microsoft Account

Head over to your Microsoft Account Portal and login.

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Once logged in, click on “Security Info” in the left hand menu.

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In order to access this area, you’ll need to let Microsoft send you a verification code either through your phone or associated e-mail account.

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When you verify your identity, click on “Set up two-step verification” to begin the process.

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Then, click “Next.”

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You’ll need at least one other way to contact yourself, make sure to add a secondary e-mail address and then click “Next.”

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Microsoft will send another verification code. Enter it in and click “Next” once more.

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Two-step verification is now enabled for your Microsoft Account. You’ll be asked for a security code each time you login to your Microsoft Account. Without that code, you won’t be able to access to your account.

Does your Microsoft Account need two-step verification?

Nowadays, you can never be too safe online. Even with a strong, secure password, brute force can be used to crack it. By enabling two-step verification, like Twitter and Apple have implemented, you add an extra level of much-needed security for using the Web. Since Microsoft now hosts your Windows 8 apps, settings and more online, why wouldn’t you want to enable two-step verification for your Microsoft Account?