Microsoft rolls out two-step authentication system

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Microsoft is enhancing security measures across a whole suite of software, including Xbox Live, the company announced on Wednesday.

Customer accounts for Windows, Xbox Live and Skype will be given the option to upgrade to a two-step system, where either a secondary email address or telephone number can be used for back-up authentication.
The wider aim is to gradually pull Microsoft's services closer together, with one enhanced password system used across multiple devices.

A statement from the company reads: "A Microsoft account is the key that unlocks your experience across these products, from your Windows PC to your Windows Phone, from Xbox to Outlook.com, from SkyDrive and Skype to Office and much more."

In January, CVG reported that Microsoft is planning to replace Xbox Live voice chat with Skype, in a move that will place the VOIP service at the centre of the firm's entire range of communication software.

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catpicsPosted:

WW3 why would you replace the chat with skype!


Cause everyone uses skype not MSN

Slappp_xPosted:

TasCrosspig that would be cool if it happened along time ago i cant get onto xbox.com for some reason i can get onto my account but cant sign into any thing like xbox.com or anything


I have exactly the same problem. My hotmail acc was hacked into, but they didn't take my XBL acc luckily so I can still play on it.

KatsumiChanPosted:

WW3 why would you replace the chat with skype!




Gossip Replacing chat with skype is a horrible idea!


MSN is dead, Skype is the newest thing people are on, they want to have people always on Xbox and not on the computer.

PinPosted:

Gossip Replacing chat with skype is a horrible idea!


Why? It'll be the same as the current chat system, but will also allow you to talk to people on PC. Great idea in my opinion. :)

AutopilotPosted:

why would you replace the chat with skype!

GossipPosted:

Replacing chat with skype is a horrible idea!

interestPosted:

brilliant more security:)

CrosspigPosted:

that would be cool if it happened along time ago i cant get onto xbox.com for some reason i can get onto my account but cant sign into any thing like xbox.com or anything

WokzePosted:

Hmm, makes the security a bit better i guess.


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