If you've been using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, no doubt you've toyed with the idea of using a "Microsoft Account" log-in -- most commonly a Hotmail or Windows Live email address. But have you stopped to consider what happens if your Hotmail account gets hijacked?
I'm not concerned about computers connected to the domain. I'm worried about the mobile folks, the ones who work off the grid. They face an interesting challenge in Windows 8.
Windows 8 stacks the deck, trying to convince people to log on with an email address. Microsoft has rebranded many old accounts -- Windows Live ID, Hotmail ID, Zune, and Xbox Live IDs
-- into a shiny new "Microsoft Account." Read more...