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mogs Microsoft Wants More than 16 Characters in Your Password
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ddmarshall RE: Microsoft Wants More than 16 Characters in Your Password
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If you don't think sixteen characters is long enough and you have a mobile phone, you can use two factor authentication on your Microsoft Account.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/...

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SOMARLIdR RE: Microsoft Wants More than 16 Characters in Your Password
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on 15th Sep, 2013 11:31, ddmarshall wrote:
If you don't think sixteen characters is long enough and you have a mobile phone, you can use two factor authentication on your Microsoft Account.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/...

I have been using 2 factor authentication for about a month and feel safer. Although I have read and watched several talks from various infosec and hack conferences where researches show how to break 2 factor authentication with combined malware which is installed (using plenty of ways) on both desktop and mobile.

Anyway I wonder what is the percentage of 14-16 characters long passwords among all outlook.com users
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