Microsoft has announced that they will be incorporating a new two-step authentication security process on all Microsoft accounts.

The new security system will affect Microsoft, Xbox Live and Skype accounts. Users will be given an option to update to the two-step authentication system within the next “couple of days.”

“A Microsoft account is the key that unlocks your experience across these products, from your Windows PC to your Windows Phone, from Xbox to, from Skydrive and Skype to Office and much more,” said Microsoft in a statement.

In January, an anonymous source claimed that Microsoft was planning on replacing Xbox LIVE Chat with Skype. Microsoft bought Skype in 2011 for $8.5b which makes it the biggest and most expensive acquisition it has ever seen since it was founded 40 years ago.

More information on Microsoft’s two-step authentication security process can be found on their blog.