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#115877 10-Apr-2013 12:21
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Microsoft seems to be readying to release a two factor authentication mechanism for its Microsoft accounts. A Microsoft Authenticator app is available from the Windows Phone Store now.



Do not confuse this with Authenticator, another two factor authentication app for use with Google Authenticator (which I use personally for Google, LastPass and Dropbox at the moment). 

The blurb says "The app implements industry-standard security code generation and may also work with other services and providers." so I will test it with one of my accounts.










 

 

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  #797105 10-Apr-2013 12:23
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It actually works with google's 2-step authentication as well. So this one app does it all.




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  #797107 10-Apr-2013 12:25
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Confirmed, it works with Dropbox.





 

 

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  #797109 10-Apr-2013 12:31
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Yep, moved my Google, LastPass and Dropbox two factor to this new app. I suspect if I kept using the old one it would work anyway with the Microsoft implementation then.




 

 

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  #806579 28-Apr-2013 08:29
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The two factor authentication started rolling out this week. I've implemented mine a couple of days ago.




 

 

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