👍 #886 - Is Passwordless Authentication Safe?
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It seems really odd, doesn't it? Logging in without a password? And yet, Microsoft just made this an option for your Microsoft account.
They're not the first.
Here's the kicker: logging in without a password might even be more secure than using one. This week's featured article dives into the topic.
Also this week: viewing BCC'ed recipients, getting asked for additional verification at sign-in time, and what to do if you're being bullied online.
All the links are down below.
Gary and I talk about the latest Mac and Windows update, and how they're kinda "light". Remember last week I had my laptop issue figured out? I was wrong. Once again, what I thought was the problem was not the problem. I reveal what I'm doing about the problem I found. TEH 146: Believe the smart people, new OS, broken computers and smaller wallets
Have a great week!
Is Passwordless Authentication Safe?
How can it even work?
Passwordless authentication removes the need for a password and replaces it with something else. But can that be secure?
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
How Do I View the BCC Recipients on an Email I've Received?
|"BCC" is a way to send copies of email without all the recipients being visible. But can you still view the BCC'ed?|
Why Am I Being Asked for Additional Verification on Sign-in?
|If Microsoft detects a login attempt to your account from a country other than yours, additional security information may be required. You need to be prepared to provide it.|
What Do I Do If I'm Being Harassed, Bullied, or Stalked Online?
|Online harassment is common problem, and prevalent among children. I'll review some of the issues and steps to be taken.|
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What Do I Do If I'm Being Harassed, Bullied, or Stalked Online?Being Harassed, Bullied, or Stalked Online is common problem, and prevalent among children. I'll review some of the issues and steps to be taken.
Why Am I Being Asked for Additional Verification on Sign-in?If Microsoft detects a login attempt to your account from a country other than yours, additional verification on sign-in may be required. You need to be prepared to provide it.
Is Passwordless Authentication Safe?Passwordless authentication removes the need for a password and replaces it with something else. But is that safe?
How Do I View the BCC Recipients on an Email I've Received?"BCC" is a way to send copies of email without all the recipients being visible. But can you still view the BCC'ed?
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