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Microsoft Now Lets You Go Completely Passwordless To Thwart Hackers, Here's How


Tired of juggling and trying to remember multiple passwords for different sites and services? Microsoft feels your pain, and more than that, it believes the time has come to leave traditional password input in the past. This is something Microsoft has talked at length about numerous times before, and putting action to words, it announced today that "anyone with a consumer Microsoft account can go completely passwordless!"

No, Microsoft is not leaving users exposed to hackers and online miscreants by leaving accounts wide open. Instead, it is nudging account holders to what it says are "more secure and convenient authentication methods," which include Windows Hello, using the Microsoft Authenticator app, or wielding physical security keys.

Part of the problem with traditional password input is that it people have a habit of using the same password for multiple sites and accounts. Additionally, they can be rather weak, and as Microsoft points ...


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