Microsoft account sign-in no longer requires a password; instead, users can log-in with FIDO2 support or Windows Hello…
After an exceptional buggy roll out which deleted files and wreaked all sorts of havoc, Windows 10 is back. More particularly, the Windows 10 October update, is making its way out again after a pause to fix the many issues.
Microsoft Account Sign-In FIDO2 Support Arrives
Microsoft users can now log-in to their accounts with a combination of the the Microsoft Edge browser and Windows Hello or a FIDO2 supported security device.
It’s part of big tech’s ongoing effort to move away from passwords. Now, it’s possible to check Outlook or purchase an Xbox game without passwords.
Microsoft stresses its system isn’t prone to phishing attacks and malware alike. This is due to the fact that the new method requires a “local gesture,” such as facial scans or PIN codes.
However, this will not apply to non-personal accounts. Although, Microsoft does plan to preview the option for educational and enterprise accounts early next year.