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Windows Mail for Vista - recover forgotten password
I have forgotten my password for my ( Vista ) Windows Mail email account. Microsoft say they no longer support Vista and suggest I purchase another PC or upgrade which will cost me 120 pounds !! How do I recover my Mail password ?? Ed Gardner

07/21/2019

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Helpful ways to protect your Microsoft account
I have seen more times than not, users reaching out about their accounts being hacked. Just a few tips for everyone who stumbles upon this post. > It is advised you change your password atleast once every three months. > Activate two-step authentication to ensure you receive a 6-digit code to a trusted e-mail or cellular device each time you attempt to login. > Never share your account details with anyone and remember, Microsoft employees will never ask for your account password. > Do not click on any suspicious URL's and always ensure you are on microsoft.com or windows.com before typing in any login credentials. This will prevent information phishing. > Never use the same password for more than two accounts. This prevents hackers from accessing other accounts on other websites. If at anytime you believe someone may have access or has had access to your account, change your password immediately. It is also advised that you change the e-mail address associated with your account. Should there ever be a need for further assistance, you are always welcomed to contact Microsoft customer care.

07/21/2019

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Best Windows 10 Security practices
There are a number of great articles and videos on here regarding Windows security. Which ones are your favorites? Which ones would you add to the list (maybe Baseline Security Analyzer, group policies, etc)?

07/21/2019

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It's time for some computer-related jokes!
Anyone like jokes? This is the place to post some funnies on the topics of computer. No profanity or derogatory posts please. Blue-screen of death jokes are fair game though!

07/21/2019

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/publication/password-guidance

This paper provides Microsoft’s recommendations for password management based on current research and lessons from our own experience as one of the largest Identity Providers (IdPs) in the world. It covers recommendations for end users and identity administrators. Microsoft sees over 10 million username/password pair attacks every day. This gives us a unique vantage point […]

https://info.microsoft.com/MicrosoftPasswordGuidance.html

Defending against more than 10 million attacks involving passwords each day, we at Microsoft take authentication very seriously. Along the way we’ve learned a thing or two about how to best manage passwords and educate users about simple steps to safeguard their accounts.

https://www.microsoft.com/.../wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Microsoft_Password_Guidance-1.pdf

Microsoft Password Guidance Robyn Hicock, rhicock@microsoft.com Microsoft Identity Protection Team Purpose This paper provides Microsoft’s recommendations for password management based on current research and lessons from our own experience as one of the largest Identity Providers (IdPs) in the world. It

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2019/04/24/security-baseline-draft-for...

On the password expiry: Good to see it is not forced from the guidelines. On the other hand, I hope it remains available to be configured just in case other security routines (like Multi factor auth) are somehow not available.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/admin/misc/password-policy-recommendations

Password guidance for your users. Here's some password guidance for users in your organization. Make sure to let your users know about these recommendations and enforce the recommended password policies at the organizational level. Don't use a password that is the same or similar to one you use on any other websites.