Microsoft announces passwordless authentication for consumer accounts
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Microsoft announced that users can access their consumer accounts without providing passwords and using more secure authentication methods.
Microsoft will allow its users to log into their consumer accounts without using passwords, they will be able to use Microsoft’s Authenticator app, Windows Hello, physical security keys, or phone/email verification codes.
“Which is why I’m so excited about today’s announcement that now you can remove the password from your Microsoft account and sign in using passwordless methods like Windows Hello, the Microsoft Authenticator mobile app or a verification code sent to your phone or email,” said Liat Ben-Zur, Corporate Vice President. “This feature will help to protect your Microsoft account from identity attacks like phishing while providing even easier access to the best apps and services like Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, OneDrive, Family Safety, Microsoft Edge and more.”
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September 15, 2021 at 10:11AM