In the era of mobile Internet, network life more and more convenient, but an ancient digital heritage "account password" has become the user's biggest constraints. Many insiders pointed out that the old password-based technology such as this should be eliminated early.
According to foreign media latest news, Microsoft will gradually phase out the account password in the Windows operating system, including the next version of Windows 10 S will support the use of mobile phones to unlock.
According to the Washington Post, AppleInsider and other news media reports, Microsoft recently said that in the new version of Windows 10 S, the system will default to cancel the password, if the operating system options set, users do not need to set the password as in the past.
However, it takes a long time for Microsoft to completely deactivate the old technology of passwords.
After canceling the password for the computer system, Microsoft will allow a "Microsoft Authenticator" software to be installed on the iPhone or Android device to authenticate outside of the password. In addition, this software does not use complex twice certification, but only a certification.
In addition, although the cancellation of the user password, but Microsoft still through a variety of technologies to protect the security of user information, including face recognition technology, fingerprint identification, security PIN and so on. According to the type of computer users to buy different, some of Microsoft's authentication technology has long been promoted.
Microsoft's Windows10 S operating system, is a lightweight version of Windows10, but also Microsoft's products to imitate Google ChromeOS operating system. In this version, Microsoft has simplified the system's setup capabilities to provide greater security. In addition, the user can only download from the Microsoft company's store, and may not freely install software of unknown origin.
In Google ChromeOS system, the company completely changed the Microsoft Windows complex user experience, so that the computer operating system to achieve a similar home appliances easy to use, users only need to switch computers, use their own software, other security, system settings, etc. Features will be given to Google to complete.
In the era of smart phones, face recognition, fingerprint identification and other authentication methods gradually replace the account password, a more mainstream authentication. In addition, smart phone software identity authentication, some service providers also provide a mobile phone number and SMS verification code, even if the forgotten password, the user can still log in to the service.
Foreign media pointed out that, no doubt, the password has become a burden in the modern digital era. In addition to memory trouble, the password has brought a huge security risk.
According to a report last year by US telecommunications company Verizon, 80% of the accounts were compromised with unsafe passwords.
In reality, consumers register different accounts and passwords in different websites and different mobile phone softwares, and the burden of memory becomes more and more heavy. And as the risk of cyber-hacking increases, Internet service providers are increasingly demanding that users use passwords that are more secure, such as combinations of letters, numbers, and even symbols, which are harder to remember.
William Beer, an industry expert in the United States, said it is clear that the era of cryptography is becoming a thing of the past. This technology is no longer suitable for the development of modern technology. Although users need to use a large number of accounts and passwords, these passwords can not be developed into an organic system.