The makers of the test advise to stop using Microsoft software that can access network shares over the internet. This includes the Edge and Internet Explorer browsers, the Outlook email program, and the Skype chat program. Furthermore, they generally warn against using Windows accounts to log in to Windows 10. That would be rather a radical step as this would severely restrict Windows 10’s functionality. Anyone signing in with a local account won’t be able to download any programs or apps from the Windows Store, the functionality of supplied apps will be restricted, and you won’t be able to access OneDrive via Windows Explorer – just a few examples from a very long list. In this case, the best thing to do is to create a virtually uncrackable password!
Do you always leave the front door wide open? Probably not. The smart ones among us protect their own four walls with a maximum-security door lock. You should also take this approach when choosing your passwords – and best of all a really secure password costs you absolutely nothing, unlike a high-security door lock! A secure Microsoft password is therefore not only absolutely essential – if someone has cracked your simple Microsoft password, it stops them from rummaging through your OneDrive folders and searching through your emails for further passwords at will.