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Email from Microsoft

IanSn
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Email from Microsoft

Email from Microsoft this evening -
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"We've detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to the Microsoft account *******@outlook.com. To help keep you safe, we've required an extra security challenge.
Sign-in details:
Country/region: United States
IP address: 132.245.92.197
Date: 14/01/2015 21:00 (GMT)
If this was you, then you can safely ignore this email."


Who could this have been accessing my account? Better check whois...
NetRange:      132.245.0.0 - 132.245.255.255
CIDR:          132.245.0.0/16
NetName:        MICROSOFT     
Organization:  Microsoft Corp (MSFT-Z)
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-132-245-0-0-1
OrgName:        Microsoft Corp
OrgId:          MSFT-Z
Address:        One Microsoft Way
City:          Redmond
StateProv:      WA
PostalCode:    98052
Country:        US
Oh yes, that was when I tried, and failed, to add my email address on MS Office Outlook.
Good old Microsoft, I'm getting almost fond in my old age...
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Re: Email from Microsoft

Quote from: IanSn
Quote
To help keep you safe, we've required an extra security challenge.
Sign-in details:
Country/region: United States
IP address: 132.245.92.197
Date: 14/01/2015 21:00 (GMT)
If this was you, then you can safely ignore this email."


Only microsoft could claim to add an extra security challenge and instead of telling you what to do, provide details of the suspect activity instead (then telling you that you can completely ignore the email and presumably the extra security if it was you).
Muppets..
Late edit, changed 'emails' to 'details'
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Email from Microsoft

Since moving to Plusnet, the mother's had her hotmail account blocked by M$, because it was being access from an unauthorised IP address (yet they've allowed several IP addresses since the account was set upHuh?), and they added an extra security step (verify who you are by answering 100 questions about the account that bear no relation to how the account is used) and demanding she had a code texted or telephoned to her, except the numbers on the account were ancient and long since cut off, and calling their support people proved fruitless as they don't support their own email system, so, screw 'em... Roll eyes
And they wonder why people are moving over to Linux and other email suppliers... Grin
IanSn
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Re: Email from Microsoft

Yes, basically they were blocking themselves.
They asked for me to add security options. I really hope they don't insist on changing my security details again, and incur another 30-day period of being locked out of my account, for 'security' purposes...
Pity about all of this. I like the fact MS are bothered about security these days, they've just taken it a bit too far.