Articles tagged: account recovery
Two-factor authentication is an important tool to keep accounts secure, but prepare for losing the second factor so you don’t lose your account.
I see people lose access to their most important accounts all the time. It’s often their own fault that they can’t regain access.
If your account has not actually been hacked, there’s little anyone can do to find out who’s trying to log in as you. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself from would-be hackers and phishing scams.
When your email is suddenly accessed from a new location, it could mean someone other than you is trying to log in. Email providers like Outlook.com watch for this.
Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I’ll review different scenarios.
Mat Honan is a reporter for Wired magazine whose digital life was effectively destroyed due to account hacks and lax security policies. There are important lessons here.
If you don’t have access to your account recovery phone number or alternate email address, there is a process you can go through to regain access to your account — maybe.
Regardless of your initial thoughts, every account is important, and you and I are all targets.
Google will use your mobile phone number for verification if you lose access to your account. Some people don’t want to provide that information to Google.
A closed email account is either waiting for you to reactivate it, or is closed for good. The only way to tell is to try.
A recovery code created in advance can help you avoid losing access to your Microsoft account. I’ll show you how to create a recovery code.
Mobile numbers are an important component of Hotmail and Outlook.com security. I’ll review how to change the mobile number and keep it up to date.
Many online services request that you provide additional information such as your phone number. I’ll look at how that’s typically used and why it’s a good thing.