Are you a Microsoft User? Using there Products like online email and cloud storage services, Now Microsoft will warn you over state-sponsored hackers attempts, warning will appear on your email with few steps to secure your accounts and two-step verification.
Few Days before Twitter Also Joined to warn its users over state-sponsored hacking attempt , And now World’s biggest tech company has made announcement and telling every of their users if they are targeted by their own nation.
Microsoft joins Facebook, Google and Twitter in notifying users of potential state-sponsored attacks. Google has been doing so since 2012. Facebook started the practice in October, and Twitter began telling its members earlier this month.
Here’s some guide to protect you from hacking attempts!
There are some important steps that everyone should take to help keep their Microsoft Account and their online personal information secure including:
- Turn on two-step verification: This makes it harder for hackers to access your account even if they guess your password because if they try to sign in on a device Microsoft doesn’t recognize, we’ll ask for an extra security code (which you can get from a special app on your phone, sent to a different email address or via SMS text message).
- Use a strong password and change it often: Make sure your password contains a mix of letters, numbers and symbols, isn’t a complete word and is different from the password you use on other sites. Be sure to change your password often.
- Watch for suspicious activity on your account: The “Recent Activity” page on your Microsoft Account shows recent sign-ins and changes to your account, and allows you to let Microsoft know if you were not the person making these changes.
- Be careful of suspicious emails and websites: Don’t open emails from unfamiliar senders or email attachments that you don’t recognize. Be careful when downloading apps or files from the Internet, and make sure you know the source.
- Keep your computer software, including your Web browser, up to date and run an up-to-date anti-virus program: For Windows PCs, you should turn on Windows Update to ensure your PC and Microsoft software stay up to date. You should install a reputable anti-virus/ anti-malware software. Both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 already include free anti-malware software called Windows Defender.