Microsoft to ditch passwords

Tuesday, 15 March 2005, 12:07 PM EST

Microsoft has revealed a security panel at CeBIT that it is preparing to dump passwords in favor of two-factor authentication in forthcoming versions of Windows.

Detlef Eckert, the senior director in charge of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, did not specify which form of two-factor authentication would be used in the next edition of the company's operating system, codenamed Longhorn.

At NewsFactor.

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