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Microsoft Fully Ditches the Password


Windows Users Can Now Use Other Methods to Access Microsoft Products Doug Olenick (DougOlenick) • September 15, 2021

(Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft has officially gone fully passwordless, allowing Windows users to replace their alphanumeric passwords with one of several substitute sign-in technologies to gain entry into a Microsoft product - a move received positively by industry insiders.

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Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft's corporate vice president for security, compliance and identity, said in a blog post that these new sign-in options, which have been available to commercial customers since March, will become available to all Windows users on Oct. 13.

"Beginning today, you can now completely remove the password from your Microsoft account," she says. "Use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key, or a verification code sent to your phone or email to sign in to your favorite apps and ...


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