Hotmail is now part of the Outlook email service that forms the organized email domain of Microsoft. The sign in Hotmail process is through a unified domain or login Hotmail panel that provides access to any of the several services that Microsoft provides.
The Hotmail users in the past have suffered many instances of finding their email accounts being infiltrated and hacked into. To avoid users easily accessing Hotmail accounts, Microsoft has introduced several security measures that it encourages all Hotmail users to incorporate:
The password that one chooses for their account needs to be a mix of alphanumeric characters with special characters added.
The password needs to be unique and should be at least eight characters long.
Users are advised to change their passwords from time to time.
They are encouraged to activate the two step verification process.
Under this, users are asked to add more information under their account’s security settings.
These include adding and getting an alternate email address and phone number verified.
Once the verification is done, you will have the option of securing your login process by additionally having to key in the secure access code that is either emailed to your alternate email address or sent as a text message to your registered phone number.
The 2-step verification process makes it hard for anyone to easily hack into your account.
Microsoft also provides the option of overriding the need to enter your password by keying in an access code that is sent to your phone number that is synced with your account.
The above points showcase how your Hotmail account is made secure by the new measures that Microsoft has taken to safeguard the accounts of the users.