If you were dreaming of a passwordless login for Windows, good news: you’re now one step closer to fulfill that dream. Microsoft has earned the official FIDO2 certification for Windows Hello.
Until the certification becomes available for the public in late May, Windows Hello can be used to access devices with the help of fingerprint or facial recognition on their PC.
Group manager for Microsoft’s crypto, identity and authentication team in Azure Core OS, Yogesh Mehta explained in a blog post why the company decided to go password free:
“People don’t like passwords because we have to remember them. As a result, we often create passwords that are easy to guess—which makes them the first target for hackers trying to access your computer or network at work.”
Since the company earned the FIDO2 certification, you can almost bet on FIDO Certified logos on the next generation of Windows 10 PCs.
Moreover, users will be able to log into their Microsoft Account and other FIDO-supported sites from Mozilla Firefox and Edge browser. Also, the company highlighted the fact that users will be able to sign in using Windows Hello to apps like Outlook, Office 365, Skype, OneDrive, Cortana, Xbox Live on PC, etc.
Are you ready to have one less password to remember?