Thu11142019

Robins Global News & Noticias



  • Gaming Chair Review
    Gaming Chair Review
  • Writing Service Review
    Writing Service Review
  • Microsoft Exam
    Microsoft Exam
  • Youtube Marketing Guide
    Youtube Marketing Guide
  • Slot Game Review
    Slot Game Review
  • All Elite Wrestling
    All Elite Wrestling

RobinsPost News Network

+ Larger Font | + Smaller Font

Consumer Daily Reports

Consumer News: Microsoft adds option to make Windows 10 devices passwordless

PhotoMicrosoft is continuing its push to get rid of traditional passwords for Windows 10 users. In an announcement published Wednesday, Microsoft said it plans to roll out the option to enable passwordless sign-in. 

The company announced that a public preview of Azure Active Directory's FIDO2 support (which enables user authentication without passwords) has officially gone live. 

“Today, we’re announcing the public preview of FIDO2 security keys support for passwordless sign-in to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD),” the company said. “Using a FIDO2 security key, the Microsoft Authenticator app, or Windows Hello, all Azure AD users can now sign in without using a password.” 

Users can test the option by going to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options and toggling the passwordless feature. Opting into the feature will make it so that all Microsoft accounts on that device use Windows Hello face recognition, fingerprints, PIN codes, or physical security keys only.

Microsoft added that the feature is currently only being turned on for a small number of Windows Insiders. Its availability will be expanded in about a week. 

Enhancing security

The company said it feels strongly that passwords should be phased out since they can be stolen. 

“Every day, more and more of our customers move to cloud services and applications. They need to know that the data and services stored in these services are secure. Unfortunately, passwords are no longer an effective security mechanism,” wrote Alex Simons, Microsoft’s corporate VP of program management. “We know from industry analysts that 81 percent of successful cyberattacks begin with a compromised username and password.” 

Microsoft believes passwordless authentication options will “help to significantly and permanently reduce the risk of account compromise.”



Posted: 2019-07-11 18:34:30

Get Full News Story On Consumer Affairs


Listen to this article. Speaker link opens in a new window.
Text To Speech BETA Test Version.


Print Friendly and PDF Share Embed


Related News Stories From The Web And More

Related Bing News

Consumer News: Microsoft adds option to make Windows 10 devices passwordless | Consumer Daily Reports | RobinsPost News Network - Newscast

Windows 10 users fume: Microsoft, where's our 'local account' option gone?

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 05:31:00 GMT

The offline local account is specific to one device, while the Microsoft Account can be used to log in to multiple devices ... Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903. But as a user on Hacker News ...

SD Times news digest: Google’s SDK for smart home integrations, AWS Toolkit expanded to Visual Studio Code and Windows 10 goes passwordless

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:09:00 GMT

It introduces two new intents: ‘Identify’ to verify that device IDs match those from the Smart home API and ‘Reachable_Devices ... it is releasing the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18936, which ...

Windows 10 to enable passwordless sign-in

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 03:03:00 GMT

The security industry has long recognised that using passwords to access accounts provides little or no protection, and Microsoft is finally making passwordless sign-in available on Windows 10 devices ...

Windows 10 takes a giant leap towards killing passwords forever

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:37:00 GMT

Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 devices passwordless in a forthcoming Windows ... In Preview Build 18936, a limited number of users will see the option to enable passwordless sign-in on the ...

Microsoft adds option to make Windows 10 devices passwordless

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:42:00 GMT

Microsoft is continuing its push to get rid of traditional passwords for Windows 10 users. In an announcement published Wednesday, Microsoft said it plans to roll out the option to enable passwordless ...

Related News Story Videos From Youtube

Biometric passwordless login Microsoft with FEITIAN FIDO2 security key


Related Videos On: Biometric passwordless login Microsoft with FEITIAN FIDO2 security key


Security Key for Windows Hello


Related Videos On: Security Key for Windows Hello


How to sign in without a username or password to Azure Active Directory using FIDO


Related Videos On: How to sign in without a username or password to Azure Active Directory using FIDO


Windows 10 Build 18936 - Super Long Install, Quick Event Create, Sign-in & More!


Related Videos On: Windows 10 Build 18936 - Super Long Install, Quick Event Create, Sign-in & More!


How to Add Fingerprint Authentication to Your Laptop - BIO-key SideTouch Compact Fingerprint


Related Videos On: How to Add Fingerprint Authentication to Your Laptop - BIO-key SideTouch Compact Fingerprint







Blow Us A Whistle

Comments (Whistles) Designed By Disqus




Company Information

Official Content Providers











PRIVACY POLICY

We recommend Firefox 3 (and above), Edge, and Chrome for dynamic performance.
© 2008-2019 RobinsPost (The Bird's Eye View Company) All rights are reserved.
RobinsPost provides links to news sites based on their RSS feeds.
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by news sources.
News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources:
Bing News, Google News, Faroo News, NewsApi.org and YouTube Search Results.
ROBINSPOST Is Proudly Made In America.
Where Quality, Safety and Service Comes First.