Passwords are rapidly becoming an antiquated method for logging into accounts. With this in mind, Microsoft has added the option to remove the password for your Microsoft account, which can make logging in quicker and, possibly, even more secure.
As mentioned, we’re moving towards a passwordless future, and Microsoft is embracing that by letting you access your account through the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key, SMS verification, or email verification code.
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All consumer users can get rid of them and lock their accounts down without worrying about their passwords being stolen.
In an interview with The Verge, Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president of Microsoft security, compliance & identity, said, “When you have digital transformation and businesses having to go remote overnight. The number of attack surfaces has increased exponentially, so that was a big driving factor for us in accelerating a lot of our security initiatives.”Advertisement
As far as how much Microsoft is embracing the passwordless future, Jakkal said, “We have been rolling this out at Microsoft and nearly 100 percent of Microsoft is now passwordless.”
If you want to get rid of your Microsoft password, the process is simple. You simply need to go to your Microsoft account, click “advanced security options,” then “enable passwordless accounts” under the Additional security section. It’s that simple.