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You Can Scrap The Password For Your Microsoft Account And Sign In With An App

Added 09-16-21 12:07:02pm EST - “Microsoft users will be able to access their accounts using an app or a code sent to their phone or email. Company officials say it will make logging on both easier and safer.” - Npr.org

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The logo of French headquarters of American multinational technology company Microsoft, is pictured outside in 2018 in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a Paris suburb. Gerard Julien /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

The logo of French headquarters of American multinational technology company Microsoft, is pictured outside in 2018 in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a Paris suburb.

Microsoft is about to make it easier for those of us who struggle to keep track of our passwords or remember which one we used for each account.

Starting this week, the tech giant is rolling out passwordless sign-in for consumers, so you no longer have to enter a password to gain access to your Microsoft accounts.

"Nobody likes passwords. They're inconvenient. They're a prime target for attacks," Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft's corporate vice president of security, compliance and identity, said in a statement.

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