Following in the footsteps of Google’s who recently made changes to their Gmail Security. Microsoft has now updated their Hotmail security to include a mobile security option.
The new mobile security allows users to register their mobile phone and receive a security code SMS if they need to change their password or in the event they forget and need to reset it.
Other new security feature include users being able to register a computer as trusted. So that if that computer is used, Hotmail will automatically trust the communication and allow the user to reset the password.
Also Microsoft will also now show a “trusted sender” shield icon on e-mail that has been verified as legitimate.
If required Hotmail will send a one-time password to mobile phones for users who don’t want to type in their real password on a public computer
Before adding a new proof method or changing an existing one, Hotmail users will have to have access to at least one existing ownership verification method.
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