The American software company Microsoft decided to adopt a new way to log in through its applications instead of passwords.
This step came with the aim of reducing penetration problems, which have increased sharply in recent times.
The “Sada Al-Balad” website reported, citing a network NPR In the US, the face, fingerprint, or personal identification number will be new alternatives in Microsoft applications.
Instead of a simple password that can be guessed, it will be possible to use a security key or a verification code sent to phones or e-mails, but this may not be available to all users immediately.
“No one likes passwords, they’re inappropriate, and a prime target for cyberattacks,” said Vasu Jakal, Microsoft’s vice president of security and compliance.
“For many years, it has been the most important layer of security for everything in our digital lives, from email to bank accounts, shopping carts and video games,” she added.
It is reported that about 80% of cyber-attacks break passwords, in addition to that, one out of 250 Microsoft user accounts is hacked every week..