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Microsoft is Killing off Password Usage.

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.
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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.

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8 comments on “Microsoft is Killing off Password Usage.

  1. Victor Molokwu says:

    Sounds great, I’ll try it out

    1. Victor Molokwu says:

      I saw another app on playstore , Google authenticator….Does it do the same thing?

  2. Oladimeji says:

    Been using Yahoo mail app to authorize desktop signings…Went back to full pw sign in when I don’t have network on my phone all the time.

  3. KingAbsolute says:

    What you always go around, you’ll always come around it someday. But for the mean time, Microsoft initiative to introduce this kinda app is applaudable.

  4. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    …WELL, I DON’T LIKE PASSWORDS AND I DON’T EVEN USE IT ON MY PHONES. I’VE NEVER HAD IT GOOD WITH PASSWORDS BUT SINCE MICROSOFT IS BRINGING THIS OPTION, I WILL BE USING IT FOR MY MICROSOFT ACCOUNT…

  5. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

    …… 😴😴😴
    One Password for e’rything; s************s

  6. Abdul Abdul says:

    Gmail has this feature,it is very nice….been using it for a while now to sign in with my laptop with just a tap on my phone.

  7. Pwilliams says:

    I still like my passwords, cus I might not be with my phone always

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