To keep Xbox gamers accounts safe from hackers and malicious third-party eyes, Microsoft has today announced the implementation of three new security features on the Xbox platform. Helping to keep Xbox owners safe as well as providing a handy fall-back if you ever forget your account name or become a target for malicious activity.
The first feature Microsoft has added helps you remember your username just in case you’re a little forgetful like myself. Previously Xbox owners would have needed to call Xbox support for help, now help is available directly from the sign in screen.
Microsoft has also added a new feature to help you update your recovery options and make sure the ones entered are up-to-date and relevant to your current situation. If you forget your password, or if someone else is trying to access your account, Microsoft will send a security code to your alternate email or phone number, listed in your recovery options, so make sure they are relevant and up-to-date.
Finally Microsoft has implemented a new way for you to recover your account if a malicious user may have gained access. When Microsoft identifies any suspicious activity on your account it will automatically locked it. If this happens a message saying “It looks like someone else might be using your account” will appear. Previously when this message appeared, as with a forgotten username, you would have ended up calling Xbox Support, now Microsoft has added a recovery flow on the Xbox console allowing you to change your password and review your security settings without the need to make any calls.
For more information on all three of the new security features added by Microsoft this week jump over to the official Major Nelson website by following the link below.
Source: Major Nelson
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