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The hidden danger of Windows 8 Microsoft Accounts

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    The hidden danger of Windows 8 Microsoft Accounts

    If you've been using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, no doubt you've toyed with the idea of using a Microsoft Account log-in -- most commonly a Hotmail or Windows Live email address. But have you stopped to consider what happens if your Hotmail account gets hijacked?

    I'm not concerned about computers connected to the domain. I'm worried about the mobile folks, the ones who work off the grid. They face an interesting challenge in Windows 8.

    A Guy

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Obvious, one would think

    Obvious problem.
    I wouldn't use the remote login.

    I'm also worried about storing your "BitLocker" key in the "Cloud" (I know it's only an option).
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The hidden danger of Windows 8 Microsoft Accounts
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