Microsoft has announced some pro-active measures to help users of Xbox Live, Skype and its other online service stop using bad passwords.
The Microsoft Account system is the way people sign up to access Xbox Live, Skype, Office 365, OneDrive and other services run by the company. In a blog post, Microsoft stated that the recent leak of over 100 million LinkedIn account details showed that many of their users had bad passwords, such as "password" "12345" and others:
This new setup is now live for all Microsoft Account users. The company says it will stop people from picking a commonly used password or one that is very similar.
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