Sunday, December 3, 2023

Now You Can log in to your Microsoft Account Without a Password

No one likes passwords because of the inconvenience, and they are the very prime target. From the year’s security is a most crucial part of digital lives like email, bank account, video games, shopping cart, etc.

This is expected that everyone creates a unique and complex password, and remembers them. Very frequently, they also need to change so that hackers cannot track them.

In a Microsoft Twitter poll, five people reported that they have accidentally done ‘reply all’ and it was quite embarrassing, then they have reset the password.

What Alternative can be used?

Microsoft was saying that the future is passwordless and they are excited to announce that they are in the next step called vision. In March 2021, they have announced passwordless signs, and this is available for commercial users.

From now on, user can remove the password from Microsoft account by using Microsoft Authenticator app. Verification code will go to user’s phones, and they can sign in by using their favorite app like Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Family Safety, etc.

Passwords problem:

Microsoft’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) says that hackers do not break; they always log in. If the user keeps a weak password, then the majority of attacks happen in the customer’s accounts.

Every password are vulnerable; there are two reasons:

  1. Auto-generate passwords are easy to remember but own human passwords are tough to remember. Second, vulnerability passwords requirements are increasing in recent years including multiple symbols, case sensitivity, numbers, disallowing previous passwords, and much more. Updates always come on a regular basis for creating the passwords.
  • There are few passwords that are easy to guess for hackers. Most of all are password and email combinations, and hackers have well-known these techniques. They create a phishing trick by putting user credentials into a fake website.  

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