Microsoft to kill passwords by 2021; Here's what it'll do
Looks like Microsoft is close to completely change how we unlock our laptops and smartphones. within the latest blog post the corporate has spoken about its efforts in moving towards a passwordless future and its intentions to succeed in that stage in 2021. In the blog post, the corporate has stated that nearly 80% of the cyber-attacks are targeted towards the password with every 250 corporate accounts being hacked a day . And this has pushed the corporate to bring a password free solution. “In November 2019 at Microsoft Ignite, we shared that quite 100 million people were already using Microsoft’s passwordless sign-in monthly . In May of 2020, just in time for World Password Day, that number had already grown to quite 150 million people, and therefore the use of biometrics to access work accounts is now almost double what it had been then. We’ve drawn strength from our customers’ determination this year and are set to form passwordless access a reality for all our customers in 2021,” said the corporate blog post.
Looks like Microsoft is
In the blog post,
“In November 2019 at Microsoft Ignite, we shared that
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The firm adds that,
As per the firm, passwordless usage in Azure Active Directory has gone up by over 50% for Windows Hello for Business, passwordless phone
It has been mentioned that there are over 150 million total passwordless users across Azure Active Directory and Microsoft consumer accounts.
With FIDO2, it enabled users with security keys to access their hybrid Azure Active Directory Windows 10 devices with seamless
In September this year
And in November,
It is worth adding that besides Microsoft, Apple