How do I stop the twice hourly automatic attempts to fraudulently sign into my webmail account

Dale Edwards 0 Reputation points
2024-03-26T06:55:27.8466667+00:00

Twice hourly automatic attempts to fraudulently sign into my Hotmail account from random IP addresses across the world. How do you to stop these ? Sooner or later I assume the brute forcing will work. The amount of notifications is annoying as well

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  1. Catherine Kyalo 560 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-04-09T20:11:01.2733333+00:00

    Hi @Dale Edwards

    Two-Step Verification: Enable two-step verification (2FA) for your Microsoft account. This will provide an extra layer of security. Even if someone else gets your password, they'll be stopped if they don't have access to your security info. Here's how to set it up: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/account-billing/turn-on-2-step-verification-for-microsoft-accounts-c7910146-672f-01e9-50a0-93b4585e7eb4

    1. Monitor your account: Regularly check your account's recent activity. If you see something suspicious, take steps to secure your account. Here's the link: https://account.microsoft.com/account/Account?refd=account.live.com&destrt=home-index
    2. Strong Password: Always use a strong password and change it regularly.

    Here is a similar Quetion and reponses from Community : - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/multiple-unsuccessful-sign-in-attempts-on-my/e0a3fe83-ccf3-4c81-b417-e03774ac4f9d?page=2

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