Microsoft lets people completely get rid of passwords

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Microsoft will let people go completely without a password.

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The company is completely ridding the consumers of the system.

Instead, they’ll log into their accounts using a variety of options, which the company says are both secure and easy. Options include its special app, its biometric features or verification codes that can be sent to your phone.

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A variety of Microsoft services, such as Outlook and OneDrive, will see changes and will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Microsoft noted in its announcement that it has been saying for years that “the future is passwordless”, drawing attention to the variety of security issues they bring, as well as the fact that they are inconvenient for those in need. are forced to use and remember. Them.

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It pointed to the fact that there are 579 password attacks every second, or 18 billion per year. And it said there was a central flaw with the system, in that anything unusual enough to be safe would be difficult to remember, and anything memorable would be easy to guess.

But it has now been announced that consumers will be able to remove their passwords entirely, finally letting people enjoy that long-promised password-free future.

To go passwordless, users must first install and setup the Microsoft Authenticator app. Then, go to the Microsoft Accounts page and click on “Additional Security Options,” where there will be an option to turn on “Passwordless Accounts,” which is exactly what its name suggests.

Microsoft gives users the option to add a password back to an account. But its corporate vice president for security, compliance and identity Vasu Jakkal said in a blog post that he did not expect people to return.

For example, at Microsoft, almost every employee has gone passwordless, she said.

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