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Microsoft is aiming for a passwordless future

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Starting this week, the American-based tech firm is introducing a passwordless sign-in for its consumers to access Microsoft accounts.
Microsoft is aiming for a passwordless future
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No more passwords in the future?

As Microsoft officials have claimed, this means that users can now ditch passwords altogether and enter what the company refers to as the "passwordless future". This will also make things a lot easier and safer for the consumers.

So the process of not using the password is fairly simple and Microsoft provides detailed directions in doing it.

The first is that you will need an app such as Microsoft Authenticator, which syncs to your phone, or Windows Hello, then it will let users sign in to their account using face, fingerprint, or personal identification number. Customers will be able to use a security key or have a verification code sent to their phone or email, both of which are more secure than a simple, guessable password.

Passwordless sign-in will allow you to access Microsoft apps such as Outlook, OneDrive, and Family Safety without using a password, though it may not be available to all users right away. Also, the company has begun offering this procedure since March.

And in case you ditched out your password and later on regrets it, Microsoft claims that you can always bring it back to your account.

Nobody likes passwords. They're inconvenient. They're a prime target for attacks. Yet for years they've been the most important layer of security for everything in our digital lives - from email to bank accounts, shopping carts to video games, said by Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft Corporate VP of security, compliance, and identity. 

Source: NPR
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