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Microsoft's official documentation has revealed that the company is about to pull the plug on its Authenticator app on the Apple Watch. The program will leave the platform in January 2023.
Microsoft has proudly announced that its Authenticator app for iOS is now FIPS 140-compliant, which means that it officially supports U.S. federal agencies. Android support is coming soon too.
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.
Microsoft is taking one more step to make its Authenticator app a full-fledged free alternative to mainstream password managers. The latest update lets you generate strong passwords in autofill.
Microsoft has formally announced the death of passwords, at least on its services. Starting today, you can completely remove a password from your Microsoft account and use alternate methods instead.
A fake Microsoft Authenticator extension for Chrome remained in the store for a month before Google finally removed it today. It redirected users to a suspicious website hosted in Poland.
Microsoft has shared some statistics about the usage of passwordless technologies such as Windows Hello and Microsoft Authenticator, and has vowed to make passwords a thing of the past in 2021.
Microsoft Authenticator is adding a new autofill feature for passwords in beta form. The feature currently syncs passwords only via Microsoft accounts across desktop and mobile platforms.
Microsoft Authenticator will soon let iOS users replace the in-built keychain feature for managing passwords. Users will be able to sync credentials across platforms through their Microsoft accounts.
In a new blog post, Microsoft has highlighted several vulnerabilities present in PSTN-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanisms such as SMS, and encouraged transition to app-based MFA.
Microsoft has updated the Authenticator app for Android with account management features, that lets users update security information, review recent activity, and change passwords right from the app.
Box has announced new integrations with Microsoft 365 that include new Teams integration, add-ins for the Outlook for Android and iOS apps, and upcoming support for Microsoft Authenticator.
Microsoft is updating the Authenticator app on Android and iOS to add security notifications. Sensitive changes such as password changes and unusual logins will trigger a notification on the app.
After a few weeks of beta testing, Microsoft Authenticator is now officially available on Apple Watch as part of version 6.0.1 of the app. It lets you approve sign-in notifications on your smartwatch.
Microsoft today announced that it is making available a public preview of the Microsoft Authenticator companion app for Apple Watch. You need to be enrolled as a Beta tester to be able to try it out.
Microsoft today updated its Authenticator app on Android, with the main new feature being support for fingerprint scanners. The changelog for version 6.1.7 doesn't list any other new features.
Microsoft is simplifying two-factor authentication by allowing users to log in to their Microsoft accounts without a password, via its Authenticator app on iOS and Android - but not on Windows phones.
Microsoft released a new beta version of its Authenticator application for iOS today, bringing the version number to 5.3.2. It adds icons, profile pictures, and it has some bug fixes.
Microsoft today updated its Authenticator beta app on iOS to version 5.1, bringing the ability to edit accounts, as well as re-order them. The new feature is already available on Windows and Android.
After the feature showed up in beta versions of the app a few weeks ago, phone sign-in is now generally available on iOS and Android, although there's no word on Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft issued the first major update today for its Authenticator beta apps on iOS and Android. The app can now be used for signing into your Microsoft account right from your phone.
After five months in beta and three months of broken promises, Microsoft's Authenticator app for Windows 10 Mobile is finally out of beta. It comes as an update to Azure Authenticator.
Microsoft today updated its Authenticator app for iOS to version 4.1. The update finally adds support for push notifications from personal Microsoft accounts, also making it easier to add an account.
Microsoft seeded a new beta of its Authenticator app for iOS today, bringing the version number to 4.1.0. The update finally adds the ability to receive push notifications for Microsoft accounts.
After releasing the Microsoft Authenticator app a week and a half ago, the company has updated its beta app on iOS to include support for adding personal Microsoft accounts and more.
In a TechNet blog post today, Microsoft confirmed that the Microsoft Authenticator app will arrive for Windows phones later this week. The company also provided an update on the iOS and Android apps.
As promised, Microsoft has released its new Authenticator app for iOS and Android today. The app is designed to make two-factor authentication easier, and it replaces the old Azure Authenticator app.
Microsoft has announced that its new Authenticator app will be available for iOS, Android, and Windows from August 15. The app will combine consumer authentication with Azure Active Directory.
Another week has passed, and as usual, we round up the most important news bits from the world of Windows apps, from the most significant updates and new arrivals, to exciting new things to come.
Microsoft has been working on its Windows 10 Mobile Authenticator and users can take a sneak peek at the new beta version. Once final it will include support for push notifications and Windows Hello.