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Microsoft will soon make it easier for those of us struggling to keep track of our passwords or remember the one we used for each account.
As of this week, the technology giant is introducing a password-free user login, so you no longer have to enter a password to access your Microsoft accounts.
“No one likes passwords. They’re annoying. They’re the main target of attacks,” said Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of security, compliance and identity. – it is stated in the announcement.
“However, for years, they have been the most important layer of security for everyone in our digital life – from e-mail to bank accounts, shopping carts to video games,” he added.
Now Microsoft users can completely discard passwords and enter what the company calls a “password-free future”. Company officials say logging in to your account will be easier and more secure.
The process of leaving a password is pretty simple, and Microsoft has done it detailed instructions how to do it.
But the bottom line is that you use an app like Microsoft Authenticator, which connects to your phone, or Windows Hello, which allows users to sign in to their account with their face, fingerprint, or PIN. Consumers will also be able to use a security key or send them a verification code to their phone or email – both are more secure than a simple password that can be guessed.
Password-free login will allow you to log in to Microsoft applications such as Outlook, OneDrive, and Family Safety, although it may not be immediately available to all users.
The company began offering password-free login for commercial accounts in March.
And if you say goodbye to the password and later regret it, Microsoft says you can always return it to your account.