Microsoft has announced that it will be introducing a new feature which will allow users to sign into their accounts without using a password. This is why it's not really a replacement for a password, and still requires you to have strong unique passwords for your accounts, you're going to need your Password and authentication code as a backup.
Redmond has a new way to sign into your Microsoft accounts with just your phone-no password necessary.
Microsoft believes that the new method is "easier" than two-step verification and much more secure than traditional passwords.
The Microsoft Authenticator update has already been made available and can be downloaded from Google Play or App Store depending on what platform you use. The company plans to sunset Wunderlist when it feels the new To-Do app has the best features from that older app, but there are no specifics on when that will actually happen. From then on they can use Authenticator's simpler choice to "approve" or "deny" a login from a notification that is displayed on the phone after entering a username at a Microsoft login page in a browser.
The goal is to "shift the security burden" from a user's often-overtaxed memory to his or her device, wrote Alex Simons, director of program management in Microsoft's Identity Division.
Today, the launch of the new app, which will be integrated with its core SaaS application suite, is one extra addition to the many layers that Microsoft has built into Office 365.
The movement to rid the world of passwords comes after numerous breaches surfaced past year. List sharing is also not available. It's not part of the rollout for Mac users, Microsoft's announcement explained.
Birthdays and years of birth are easy to guess with the help of personal information.
Experts suggest using eight mixed types of characters, with seemingly random combinations if possible.
'Dictionary-based password crackers know to look for sequential key variations. - There are too few of them to warrant support.
Some of the passwords in the top list are surprising, and appear to be random, such as 18atcskd2w and 3rjs1la7qe. According to its blog post, To-Do will also be enabled with this tech. Just add the ones you want to get done to My Day.