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Having trouble remembering passwords? Microsoft have made available passwordless authentication

Actualizado: 22 sept 2021

Are you tired of remembering so many passwords? And of having to change them regularly to maintain an appropriate level of security? 🤔


I must confess that it takes me time to manage all my passwords because they are so many, and I don't want to use any method that can be broken. ⏳


Microsoft wants to make me happy because they have announced today that they have made available to all users passwordless authentication. 🔓


It means users will from now be able to authenticate via:


🔐 Microsoft Authenticator app, a multifactor app that generates time-based codes for 2-factor authentication


🔐. Windows Hello, available on Windows 10 devices using a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint,


🔐. A security key, a physical device with a unique code inside.


🔐. Verification codes that the app sends you via phone/email


However, you will still need a password to manage your account and change the security settings, such as activating a secure key or returning to use a password.🗝


Some methods, such as the biometric ones on Windows Hellow, will provide a much better experience and faster access to the applications. 👆


Still, some, like Alexandre BLANC argue that cybercriminals can sniff codes sent by SMS or email quite easily. 📭


Or some question what would happen if cybercriminals manage to hack Microsoft authenticator. 🧨


Microsoft has indicated they will offer passwordless to all the users following a cadence of several weeks from now. When passwordless authentication is available to you, will you adopt or maintain a hygienical use of passwords? 🤔.


You are welcome to share your point of view. ✒️


Find here the link to the Microsoft announcement and to Bleeping Computer's article!

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