Microsoft kills off passwords with Authenticator's new phone logins


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Microsoft has rolled out an update to its Authenticator app for iOS and Android that lets you sign in to Microsoft accounts without using a password.

The update to Authenticator should shave a few seconds off signing into Outlook or other Microsoft accounts, and make life easier for those who’ve picked long, hard-to-remember passwords such as ones created by a password manager.

Previously, Microsoft Authenticator, like Google’s Authenticator, has been used to generate one-time codes for two-factor authentication sign-in.

Now Microsoft Authenticator can be set up with…

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