Recently, security forms with Gmail's two-step verification has received much attention from Internet users after the journalist Mat Honan's technology news site Wired was hacked last Wednesday 3/8.
Hackers have taken advantage of the vulnerability of the Amazon and Apple to control Honan's iCloud account. Then, hackers took over the Gmail account, remotely manipulated to delete all data from the computer MacBook Air, iPhone and iPad, controls his Twitter account and Hotmail account of his former company, Gizmodo. One of the reasons that hackers could seize control of the accounts and equipment of Honan was because he did not enable two-step verification on Gmail.
Microsoft said it is actively working to provide services to users of its Outlook.com webmail a perfect security, without having to use two-step verification forms such as Google's Gmail.
• Light spokesman said Microsoft Outlook will have much higher security by providing the "single-use code" (password used once only).
Juxta here, security in the form of Gmail's two-step verification has received much attention from Internet users after the journalist Mat Honan's technology news site was hacked Wired.
Hotmail said it is actively working to provide services to users of its Outlook.com webmail a perfect security, without having to use two-step verification forms such as Google's Gmail. Instead, it wants to offer a solution "strong" but not cause inconvenience to the users of its services.
Currently, Outlook.com does not offer security forms two-step verification as Google's Gmail service; methods require the user to enter the correct account password and a verification code sent to your phone Google users to be able to log into your account on a public computer.
When asked by the media about the security of the new webmail service, a spokesman for Microsoft said Outlook will have much higher security by providing the "single-use code" (password to use a once only).
"Single-use code" is the only disposable code is sent to the user's mobile phone via a text message (provided the phone number associated with the account); and users can use the code to log on to your e-mail account without a password. In this way, users can log service account on a public computer without having to be too concerned about a keylogger that can steal your password because this script never be "reused" !
The spokesman also said Microsoft has poured a lot of money and human resources in the research and development of security since only the new Outlook.com service in the "embryonic stage"; with the goal of finding a form of protection of user accounts more convenient two-step verification requires confirmation using the code and password.
The representative added that the company was "keeping an eye" to the two-step verification forms like Gmail, but later decided to abandon the offer to find that only a small number of Gmail users actually use forms present.
When Mashable brings questions of users about security measures to Google, a company spokesman answered fairly generic "We have millions of users to form two-step verification, and thousands of registered users new use every day. "
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