Microsoft is one step closer to eliminating passwords with its Windows 10 May 2019 update. Windows Hello has been awarded its FIDO2 certification by the company— an industry standard that considers Windows Hello a secure authenticator. Users running Windows 10 version 1903 will now be able to use biometrics or PINs instead of passwords to log in to devices, apps, and online services.
This implies that Microsoft consumers will be prepared to log in with facial recognition and fingerprint detectors on Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Biometrics will provide customers with access to programs on the PC such as Outlook.com, Office 365, Skype, Xbox Live and more.
The effect will be prevalent with more than 800 million active Windows 10 computers.
This is the recent attempt by the company to get rid of passwords. “No one wants passwords (except hackers),” Yogesh Mehta from Microsoft posted in a blog article. The firm disclosed last month that password expiration strategies are ineffective and deleted them from its baseline configurations for Windows 10 v1903 safety. Microsoft now encourages other businesses and developers of software to commit to a comparable password-free strategy.