Microsoft has once again urged customers to let go of passwords completely and instead transition to modern authentication methods such as password-less sign-in via Windows Hello and security keys.
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Apple, Google, and Microsoft are expanding support for a common password-less standard. The expanded support will allow people to authenticate seamlessly with a nearby mobile device.
The World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance have announced that Web Authentication (WebAuthn) is now an official web standard, making a further push for the end of passwords.
Microsoft has collaborated with the FIDO Alliance to offer a new Windows Hello FIDO2 Security Key feature. Currently, this feature is in limited preview with no timeline for a wider rollout available.
Microsoft has joined the Board of Directors of the FIDO Alliance, which has a goal of coming up with a better form of online authentication than the old fashioned password.