Articles tagged: account recovery
Recovery email addresses are an important safety net. Here’s what you need to do.
Recovery codes protect you against account loss. The issue? Where to store them safely.
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 regain access to your Microsoft account if you get locked out.
Way too often, I hear from people who have lost their accounts permanently. Here’s how to avoid being one of them.
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.
Account recovery information is an important yet often overlooked part of account security. Managed poorly, it can lead to permanent account loss.
Facebook is removing an account recovery feature, making this an important time to take stock of your own account security.
If you’ve lost your password, there may be recovery steps. If you’ve also lost your email address, recovery becomes significantly more difficult.
The Google Account Recovery process may be able to help you get your account back. Maybe.
Regardless of your initial thoughts, every account is important, and we are all targets.
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.
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.
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. Here’s how to get your account back varies based on what happened to it.
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.
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.
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.