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Microsoft has just announced that it’ll bring the Windows passwordless experience to a whole new level. Because, why not? Passwords are easy to hack, annoying, and a favorite target for attackers.
As announced in an updated blog post, organizations can enable this experience for their users starting with the September 2023 update for Windows 11, version 22H2.
New Windows passwordless login lets you log in without a password, using strong methods like Windows Hello or a security key. Companies can, then, turn on this feature for their users using a special setting in Intune or another device management tool.
“In 2022, Microsoft tracked 1,287 password attacks every second. In the last 12 months, we saw an average of more than 4,000 password attacks per second,” says the company in the official announcement.
Once the policy is set, users will no longer need to use passwords to log in to their devices or to access password managers, run programs as an administrator, or change user account control settings. Instead, they will need to use Windows Hello to authenticate.
Thoughts on this change?