Microsoft users can remove a password from their accounts and can now sign into the companies services other authentications methods.
Now, the users no longer need to remember a password to log in to their Microsoft accounts. Earlier this week, Microsoft has announced the “passwordless future of security” which allows users the option to remove the passwords from their accounts and verifying their identity through SMS/email code or an authenticator app.
Microsoft is going to implement more reliable procedures instead of signing through the apps such as Security Keys, Biometric scans, Windows Hello, Verification Codes, and Authentication Apps.
The tech giant said that the passwords are highly susceptible to malicious attacks as they reuse them across accounts. These types of passwords are very easy for hackers to identify and gain the access to defenseless accounts.
In order to protect the accounts and to go ahead with the Passwordless Microsoft accounts, the user has to follow certain steps.
First of all, the user has to install the Microsoft Authenticator app and link it to your account. Then head over to the portal and select Advanced Security Options, that Additional Security, and select the Passwordless Account and turn it on.
Once completing all the on-screen options, the user will be shown a statement saying that “you have increased the security of your account and improved your sign-in experience by removing your password.”
If the user wants to reconfigure their account with the password they can do this. The method has been already rolled out by Microsoft and will be available to all the users in the coming weeks