Tech Tip - Logging into Microsoft ...
Although Windows 10 default settings encourage you to sign in with a Microsoft account this could mean that you’re at risk of having your password stolen.
You can protect yourself with Microsoft's additional security features.
The extra security requires a second form of authentication in case someone tries to use your credentials on an unknown device.
To activate your extra security features:
Go to https://account.live.com/proofs/
Sign in with your Microsoft account.
Choose from the security options you require. These include:
- Two-step verification where you must provide a second proof of identity when you sign-in on an untrusted device.
- The trusted devices list where you can skip the second factor on a device you own after you successfully prove your identity.
- The recovery code which you can print, save, and keep somewhere secure.