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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Microsoft Passwordless Accounts

 With the introduction of Microsoft 11 in October.   How secure is this, looking further?  MS has not had a good record of security lately. Will be challenged.  If so quite a coup.  Following up.

Microsoft accounts no longer need a password   in Engadget   K. Holt  @krisholt September 15th, 2021

You'll be able to log in with the Authenticator app, Windows Hello or SMS codes.

Passwordless Microsoft account 

Microsoft says everyone can remove the password from their Microsoft account and use other methods to sign in starting today. The company rolled out the option to enterprise users earlier this year.

Rather than having to remember a password or using a password manager, you'll be able to use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key or SMS or emailed codes. You'll be able to sign in to services such as Outlook, OneDrive, Microsoft Family Safety, and even Xbox Series X/S without a password. Microsoft is rolling out the option to everyone over the next few weeks as it gears up for the launch of Windows 11 on October 5th.   ...'

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