Microsoft is hard at work on its next major update to Windows 10. The major news coming out about that next version is that it includes a password-less sign-in for Microsoft accounts. PC Owners can choose among the following methods of authentication: Windows Hello face authentication, fingerprints, or a PIN code. The update is aimed at making people’s logins faster and more secure. How secure the methods will be remains to be seen in the future.
1. The password option can no longer be seen on the login screen once you allow the “make your device password-less” feature to takeover.
2. Microsoft asserts that a PIN code is far more secure than a password.
3. Microsoft plans to allow users to remove the password option entirely from the Windows 10 login screen.
Quote: “So why does Microsoft want people to stop using passwords to log into Windows 10 PCs? It’s really simple: passwords suck. People love to reuse them across every website and on their personal devices, and although we have a number of two-factor authentication methods available, it’s still difficult to convince people to use them.” (Warren, 2019)
Link to article: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/11/20690359/microsoft-windows-10-passwordless-password-option-update