In order to bid farewell to the traditional password which is not secure enough, Microsoft has been trying to promote the development of password free technology in recent years, such as windows Hello biometric authentication, Microsoft authenticator verifier, Fido 2 security key, and palmprint authentication. As 2020 draws to a close, the company highlights the latest progress in “eliminating passwords” and has a new 2021 plan to make all customer passwords history. < p > < p > Microsoft points out that 80% of all network attacks target passwords. On a pro rata basis, at least one out of every 250 corporate accounts is affected by this threat every month. < / P > < p > in order to make users transition to password free solutions, Microsoft has been trying to promote the development of this technology in recent years. As of November 2019, 100 million people have been using Microsoft’s password free login solution. < / P > < p > by may 2020, the number has increased to 150 million. This means that millions more are ready to abandon their passwords in the face of weak traditional passwords and the insecurity of “remember password” schemes. < / P > < p > looking back in 2020, Microsoft participated in a number of meetings, during which they shared their vision of the future without password and zero trust environment, and showed fido2 security key in mixed environment, support preview of azure active directory, and password free wizard provided by Microsoft 365 management center. < / P > < p > in addition, under the leadership of Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), the company also promotes the development of password free solutions with a number of security partners. Here is the 2020 statistics shared by the Redmond based technology giant: < / P > < p > looking to the future, Microsoft plans to eliminate traditional passwords for all customers by 2021. Currently, the company is developing new APIs, user experience for managing fido2 security keys, and providing an “aggregation registration portal” for customers to easily manage their password free login credentials. Global Tech

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