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Microsoft Plan To End Passwords

Microsoft is said to be testing a version of Windows that aims to do away with conventional passwords.

Windows S, which was recently turned from a fully fledged OS to a Windows 10 mode, is planning to leverage the advances in alternatives to traditional passwords which abound in Windows 10 under the Windows Hello banner, to make the experience more secure.

Options include mobile authentication, where a one-use code is generated by an app, and FIDO keys, which allow a USB device to act as authentication.

Biometric options are said to include facial recognition and fingerprint scanning.

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