Sometimes, our passwords can be difficult to remember (Especially for those who have different passwords), but Microsoft is finally finding ways to completely do away with them. Microsoft announced an alternative way users can sign into their Microsoft accounts by using an app on their smartphones. So instead of typing long and complex passwords, the user installs the Microsoft Authentication app (available on Android, iOS, Windows), when you try to log in, it sends you a notification on your phone. All you have to do is tap to approve and you would be logged into your account without any passwords!
There is one limitation, though —you still need to access your phone to log in. So if you lose your phone or don’t have access to it, you have to revert to using your password.
Password be like:
But it’s still a big step by Microsoft in a world where passwords have become a security nightmare due to hackers who bank on people’s awfulness at picking them. This problem is further compounded when people re-use the same weak passwords on different platforms. So it makes sense that companies like Microsoft are searching for alternatives to passwords.