Microsoft has opened a new era without passwords for its ecosystem, a era in which users will no longer have to remember countless passwords impossible to store.
Redmond’s company has announced that it is now possible to remove the use of the password from its Microsoft account and access it using passwordless methods such as Windows Hello, Microsoft Authenticator mobile app or a verification code
This function • according to the company • will help protect your Microsoft account from identity attacks such as ph
At the same time, Microsoft is also aware that not all are at the same point in their path to a password-free approach, and that the world is not yet fully passwordless.
For this reason, in parallel with opening up a definitely passwordless future for its platforms, it has also developed tools that help users keep their current passwords secure for other sites.
Edge as password manager
In Microsoft Edge there is a complete password management system with Password Monitor, a password generator and a password dashboard.
Users can easily set Microsoft Edge so that the browser monitors the passwords they use on the web and warns them if any of them has been compromised, inviting you to update it.
The password generator helps you create strong passwords automatically when creating new online accounts, so that you don’t reuse the same in all sites, a very dangerous habit for security.
And the dashboard provides a place to see your passwords on all sites, with the ability to check whether they are strong enough and whether they have been used on other sites.
You can also access your Microsoft Edge passwords on the move, from the Microsoft Authenticator app when you log in with your Microsoft account.
These functions are implemented • ensures Microsoft • with privacy in mind: the underlying technology is designed so that neither Microsoft nor third parties can know user passwords when they are monitored