Microsoft to Kill Off Passwords in Windows 10

Karanbir Singh, principal program manager for enterprise and security at Microsoft, said in a recent blog post that the software giant is looking to do away with passwords since users find them to be inconvenient, insecure, and expensive.

Singh additionally revealed that the software giant is looking at multi-factor authentication and biometrics to replace passwords. He said that their Hello biometric log-in is now being used by over 47 million users and over 5000 businesses on a million or more devices.

Singh also said that they are working on an authentication method that would allow users to log on to any device belonging to an organization using FIDO2 Security keys, even without setting up Windows Hello, or a username and password.

Source: ZDNet

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