Microsoft wants you to ditch your password

Microsoft wants you to ditch your password

Big tech really wants you to get rid of your password. Back in 2019, I spoke with a Google product manager about the problem with passwords. He urged people to ditch passwords in favour of better authentication methods, noting that alternate systems are “probably your safest bet.” Fast forward to now, and it seems Microsoft is also on board with dropping passwords. In an announcement post, Microsoft unveiled that it’s adding a new option to remove the password from your Microsoft account. People who do so can use other methods to sign in, such as Microsoft’s Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key or a verified code sent to your phone or email. However, it’s worth noting that you could effectively avoid using your Microsoft Account password before now — …
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