(Mirror Daily, United States) – Microsoft engineers plan to remove passwords from Windows 10 and come with a more secure method of authentication.
According to several users that have tested the build 17093 of the Insider preview, Microsoft plans to roll out a new feature that would strip its legendary operating system of passwords.
The alternative to passwords is based on an iOS and Android app called Authenticator. The system is available for users that use Windows 10 S and Fast ring. The app will enable Windows users to block or allow any request without the need of a password.
The company hopes that there will soon be no need for passwords in the operating system. In a recent blog post, Microsoft underlined that Windows 10 S will be the first OS to offer a password-free experience.
Also, users that use Windows Hello will notice that passwords are nowhere to be found since they have been removed from the Sign-in options and Unlock screen altogether.
Windows 10 S to Offer First Password-free Experience
To get rid of passwords, you’ll need to properly set the Windows Hello and the Authenticator first. The feature is only available for Windows 10 S because the OS is still in the making and needs to be tested thoroughly before its official release date.
Windows Insiders will be able to offer feedback on the new feature, and depending on positive reviews, the password-less feature will be launched for the masses.
Microsoft also plans to embed the Windows 10 S into Windows 10 under the name of “S Mode”. This means that passwords will be removed for all users. Experts expect the update to be released before the much-anticipated Redstone 4 update.
Microsoft also unveiled plans to add machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to its translation software for complex languages like Tamil, Bengali, and Hindi.
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