Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Microsoft kills the password with phone-based log-in

Microsoft’s Authenticator app is saving valuable seconds by bypassing passwords for phone-based logins. According to Microsoft, ” the process is easier than standard two-step verification and significantly more secure than only a password.” In a blog post today, the company enabled a new phone sign-in feature that allows users to skip entering a password for anything that uses a Microsoft account. The feature works a lot like Google’s sign-in prompt and uses a mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone) to confirm your identity. Once you’ve set up your account within the app, just enable phone sign-in through the settings menu…

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