Microsoft paves the way for password alternatives

Microsoft paves the way for password alternatives

Microsoft paves the way for password alternatives

Microsoft paves the way for password alternatives

A totally passwordless future is on the cards, say the team at Microsoft. With research showing that 18 per cent of purchasers abandon their baskets because they have forgotten their passwords, tech giants are pursuing alternatives such as two factor authentication and biometrics to keep online users safe.

In January 2019, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18309, which allows users to sign in without a password. Two factor authentication is offered by way of text message or fingerprint, among others. However, not everybody is convinced: journalists at Computerworld, for example, claim that there are still flaws in biometrics.

released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18309, which allows users to sign in without a password. Two factor authentication is offered by way of text message or fingerprint, among others. However, not everybody is convinced: journalists at Computerworld, for example, claim that there are still flaws in biometrics.