Windows 10: Windows 10 will let you say goodbye to passwords forever

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  1. Posts : 20,835
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Feb 2015 #1

    Windows 10 will let you say goodbye to passwords forever


    Microsoft is adding support for the Fast Identity Online (Fido) standard to Windows 10 to enable password-free sign-on for a number of applications.

    PC users' reliance on weak passwords that are easily cracked (and yet somehow still easy to forget, leaving the IT department with the tedious and time-consuming chore of managing them) coupled with regular password leaks by consumer apps mean moving to fingerprint or other biometric authentication methods could make signing in easier for users and make systems more secure as well.
    Read more: Windows 10 will let you say goodbye to passwords forever | ZDNet
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  2. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       17 Feb 2015 #2

    People that forget passwords will also misplace their face/ fingers...
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  3. Posts : 20,835
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       17 Feb 2015 #3



    Please help, I lost my password and can't sign in anymore.

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  4. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       17 Feb 2015 #4

    Any lockout I've ever had happen was not because of forgetting a password it was because Microsoft exasperated the need to have a cell number associated with my account to send a text message to regardless of the password entered.
    Oddly this has only happened with a new outlook.com email address
    Microsoft security is going bonkers with this new security garbage.

    On a happy note is gmail although is still wanting a cell number doesn't lock you out to access and possibly update surety info like a secondary email address to send reset info too,
    I feel my future sees more Google than Microsoft services/ devices.....
    if the os 10.. relies completely on this security looks like Google devices and Linux will be in mine
    Linux mint mate 17.1 is pretty good in my book
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  5.    17 Feb 2015 #5

    Brink

    that is good news
    my brain is fried from remembering passwords
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  6.    17 Feb 2015 #6

    I find it strange I have had the same password with my Credit Union (bank) for over 20 years, they ask a varied security question, which I made up 3 questions & answers of my choosing, when I set up the online account.

    Never once, have I had a problem signing in or verification problems. Nor has our bank ever had a security problem that I am aware of. I take that back only once, they had to re-issue visa cards because the visa handler had been compromised.

    But, here again, you will either need to have a camera or some sort of touch device or screen to make it work, I see this viable as a routine option may be 10 years from now, when non-touch devices are no longer made and everything comes with a camera.
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  7. Posts : 639
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       17 Feb 2015 #7

    Here is a link to Fast Identity Online (Fido). Interesting reading.

    Specifications Overview | FIDO Alliance

    Jim
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  8.    17 Feb 2015 #8

    That darn Microsoft is at it again. . .I always thought it was their fault I was having problems remembering my password regardless of how simple I made it. . .Darn them. . .
    Last edited by Lee; 18 Feb 2015 at 01:35.
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  9. Posts : 8,602
    Windows 10 Home x64 Windows 10 Prox64
       17 Feb 2015 #9

    Sticky notes with passwords written on them. Stick them to the monitor. Works for my mother in law.
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  10.    18 Feb 2015 #10

    rvbfan said: View Post
    Sticky notes with passwords written on them. Stick them to the monitor. Works for my mother in law.
    Hmmm! good idea. . .
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