Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 PCs work without passwords.
While the company has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and its Microsoft Accounts for a number of months now, the next major update to Windows 10 next year will go one step further.
You’ll soon be able to enable a passwordless sign-in for Microsoft accounts on a Windows 10 device.
So why does Microsoft want people to stop using passwords to log into Windows 10 PCs? It’s really simple: passwords suck.
Windows 10 stores your private key on a device with a Trusted Platform Module, which is a secure chip that keeps a PIN local to your device only.
Microsoft has been slowly trying to convince Windows 10 users to opt into two-factor authentication processes like basic SMS, a separate Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, or even physical security keys with the FIDO2 standard.
Microsoft is now planning to allow people to remove the password option entirely from the Windows 10 login screen.