Microsoft Accounts Offer Better Tracking, Recovery Codes

Microsoft Accounts Offer Better Tracking, Recovery Codes
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Back in April, Microsoft added two-factor authentication to Microsoft accounts. That service has now been enhanced with recovery codes to use if you lose the two-factor device, as well as improved tracking of recent login activity.

As with the original two-factor rollout, this may not appear on your account immediately. You can generate security codes even if you’re not using two-factor. As with Google’s similar offering, you can only have one recovery code at a time.

New security features added to Microsoft accounts [Microsoft]