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Security and privacy when using Microsoft account to login and sync

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    Toronto
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    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Security and privacy when using Microsoft account to login and sync


    I tried to dig up some info on this online, but couldn't really find anything.

    Right now I am not using a Microsoft account to login to Windows 8. But I do like the idea of being able to login with one, and have settings like my browser bookmarks and history, along with other settings synced.

    My question is - does anyone know how secure the Windows 8 technology is when transferring all these settings back and forth over the internet to Microsoft servers? Is it using an SSL encrypted connection? Any information about this would be good to know.

    I like the idea of being able to access some of this common info from computer to computer, but not unless there is really tight security in place.

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  2. #2


    Toronto
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    For anyone else interested, I found the following:
    Keeping Your Microsoft Account Secure

    For more reading, see this blog from Microsoft:
    Keeping your Microsoft account more secure
    Last edited by blackcherry; 02 Nov 2012 at 01:04.
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Security and privacy when using Microsoft account to login and sync
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