Microsoft works without a password and replaces it with a fingerprint or authentication applications
Microsoft announced that all users can now go without a password and log into their accounts using other methods such as fingerprints or authentication apps instead, and the move by the Redmond company, based in Washington, comes on the heels of an initial rollout. For this feature for Microsoft's commercial customers in March this year.
The problem with passwords was that they could be guessed or stolen, and when they were detailed enough to be safe it was generally difficult to remember, however, it is not clear how to secure one’s account would be if a phone containing an Authentication application.
No Password will not work with some older devices and platforms, including Xbox 360 consoles, Office 2010, and Windows 8.1 or earlier.
However, for years passwords have been the most important layer of security for everything in our digital lives, from email to bank accounts, shopping carts, and video games, and we are always expected to create complex and unique passwords, remember them, and change them frequently, but nobody He likes to do it too.
You can 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 services, such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneDrive, and Microsoft Family Safety.
According to Microsoft, users who go without a password and then lose access to their authentication app can resort to a number of backup login options. This includes facial recognition, a physical security key, or the use of SMS or email codes.