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Microsoft envisions a 2021 in which passwords will be practically history: "we are more than ready"

Since we depend even more on the internet connection for everything in our lives in this unusual year, "we are more than ready to finish with passwords"say from Microsoft. The keys believe that they will be a thing of the past next year.

The argument of the Redmond is, basically, that we have already overcome them. They consider that the way we identify ourselves today, with credentials, is annoying and presents risk for users and companies of all sizes.

"Passwords are a hassle to use and pose security risks for users and organizations of all sizes," say from Microsoft

What risks? According to estimates by the World Economic Forum, cyber attacks cost the world economy US $ 2.9 million per minute And, they point out from Microsoft, approximately 80% of those attacks target passwords. Additionally, according to the Gartner Group, between 20% and 50% of calls to helpdesks are for password resets.

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From Microsoft they explain that in November 2019 there were just over 100 million people who were using the company's passwordless login every month. Six months later, in May of this year, more than 150 million did. An important growth, of course.

At the present moment, about to end 2020, the use of biometrics to access work accounts is now almost double what it was then. "We are ready to make passwordless access a reality for all of our customers in 2021," they say. Among the Microsoft staff, serve the data as a demonstration of what is possible, 90% of employees already use identification systems without keys.

The number of consumers using Windows Hello to sign in to Windows 10 devices instead of a password has risen to 84.7%

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The passwordless 2021 that Redmond envisioned involves the launch of new tools to manage FIDO2 security keys, they point out, and the construction of a converged registration portal "in which all users can seamlessly manage password-less credentials to through the My Apps portal ".

The American company believes that this future is plausible in the field of corporate clients and, considering the data, partially close in that of private users. Not surprisingly, the number of consumers using Windows Hello to sign in to Windows 10 devices instead of a password has risen to 84.7% this year from 69.4% in 2019.