Do hackers stop authenticators RRS feed

  • Question

  • So if I get the authenticator app does that mean if someone changes my pass they still can't get in
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:52 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    You had better know how Microsoft Authenticator App work, please refer to this link:

    How it works

    Many of you use the Microsoft Authenticator app for two-step verification when you sign in to your Microsoft account. You type your password, then go to the app to either approve a notification or get a verification code. With phone sign-in, you skip the password and do all of your identity verification on your phone. Because phone sign-in is a type of two-step verification, you still need to provide a thing you know and a thing you have to verify your identity. The phone is still the thing you have, and your phone's PIN or biometric key is the thing you know.

    So, if hacks only gets your password, they could not get in your accounts.



    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact

    • Proposed as answer by ShuiShengbao Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:46 AM
    Monday, August 21, 2017 5:33 AM