Is This The End Of The Computer Password?

April 21, 2017

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It must be between 8-20 characters with one capital, one symbol, two numbers and you can't repeat previous ones.  Oh, and you have to do it all over again in 30 days! Our love-hate relationship with the password may finally be coming to an end! Microsoft has revealed an alternative method for accessing accounts that they say is more secure than the standard password methodology and easier than the two-step verification method many companies are starting to use. They have introduced the Microsoft Authenticator account app for iPhone [CLICK HERE] and Android [CLICK HERE).  Rather than having a separate username and password for each secure web site or receiving a one-time text password in the two-step verification system.  This one works by you entering your username on a Microsoft-enabled account.  Instead of a password, you'll receive a sign-in alert on your phone, which you can approve or deny. It’s secure because you can only approve or deny by unlocking your phone with your finger print or special lock-screen code.   However the technology only works on Microsoft Account information such as Skype, Outlook and OneDrive at this time.  But considering Microsoft is the world's largest computer software company, it's safe to bet that this will become a major player in keeping your accounts safe and away from criminals.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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