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Microsoft account multiple automatic sync fails
« on: July 30, 2020, 02:41:22 PM »
In my main Microsoft account in the security section I notice I keep getting auto syncs failing every so often. Comes from all over the place, but I guess could be a vpn. I've got authenticator setup so hopefully I'm secure for now.

 Is that someone making a concerted effort to access my account over a period time, or is it something automated or trivial? And going forward is my email address now freely available and not good for anything sensitive such as bank account details?  Been using the same email address for ages now and it would be a pain to change things over.

Re: Microsoft account multiple automatic sync fails
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 03:18:25 PM »
Really ought to have googled this first... Looks like I'm OK, possibly bots. I changed my password anyway as a precaution.

I'm finding it harder and harder to stay on top of internet security. I think I'll reach an age where I'll probably get scammed... Be as well not bothering saving any money, or stuff it under the bed.

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Re: Microsoft account multiple automatic sync fails
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 10:40:52 AM »
If you're really worried, you could send me your login details and I'll make sure you're secure.

Re: Microsoft account multiple automatic sync fails
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 12:58:53 PM »
This website can tell you if your email account has been part of a data breach:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Re: Microsoft account multiple automatic sync fails
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 12:43:45 PM »
If you're really worried, you could send me your login details and I'll make sure you're secure.

Thanks will send a PM

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