Microsoft will allow customers to sign in to Microsoft accounts without using a password in the coming weeks. Instead, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft 365 apps and services users will have the option to choose between the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key, or phone/email verification codes to log in.
- Microsoft believes the switch will better protect users from identity attacks like phishing.
- Microsoft detects 18 billion cybersecurity incidents each year, equating to 579 password attacks every second.
- 150 million people are already using some form of Microsoft passwordless technology.
- The tech firm began offering passwordless login to corporate customers in March 2021.