Microsoft’s Authenticator app is saving admired abnormal by bypassing passwords for phone-based logins. According to Microsoft, ” the action is easier than accepted two-step analysis and decidedly more secure than only a password.”

In a blog post today, the aggregation enabled a new phone sign-in affection that allows users to skip entering a countersign for annihilation that uses a Microsoft account. The affection works a lot like Google’s sign-in prompt and uses a mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone) to affirm your identity. Once you’ve set up your annual within the app, just enable phone sign-in through the settings menu and log in on your desktop using your mobile device. After you accept a notification on your phone to accept the login, just click approve, and you’re in.

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You’ll still have to enter your username, so the time saved is negligible at best. But with passwords appearing more dated by the day, any move that gets us a step closer to killing them absolutely is one worth making, at least in my opinion.

And if you end up hating it — or lose access to your mobile device — you can always switch back to the acceptable password.

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