🔓 Passwords on their way to extinction
With 18 billion password attacks every year, Microsoft, Apple and Google are going password free.
People lose and forget passwords. They reuse them across sites and apps and abandon shopping carts, memberships or accounts because of password issues.
According to Microsoft's Vasu Jakkal, “thirty per cent of people said they just have stopped using an account or service they were trying to log into rather than deal with a password reset.”
🔑 Now, you no longer need a password for a Microsoft account, as the software giant will let consumers sign in to Microsoft accounts with its Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key, or an SMS / email verification code instead of a password. The company is officially retiring written passwords for personal accounts, including Outlook, OneDrive and Family Safety.
🍏 Apple is also taking a significant step towards passwordless authentication, with a new feature that allows users to log in using passkeys in iCloud Keychain with biometric security, such as Face ID and Touch ID.
👀 Google, on the other hand, keeps your account safe with Google Prompts without having to type in your password each time manually. Open your phone and tap Yes on the incoming notification to verify that it's you signing in!
🔙 Take a look back at the Clubhouse data leak of 1.3 million users, the Facebook data breach of more than 500 million Facebook accounts, or the Linkedin’s 700 million users concerned by a new stack of emails, phone numbers, and other sensitive data being sold on the dark web!