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This process is easier than standard two-step verification and significantly more secure than only a password, which can be forgotten, phished, or compromised. Using your phone to sign in with PIN or fingerprint is a seamless way to incorporate two account “proofs” in a way that feels natural and familiar. Microsoft Authenticator Kills Off the Need For Account Passwords [blogs.technet.microsoft.com]
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It is good for those who live where the phone signal is reliable!Ditto. Beyond that, I wouldn't want to trust my access to my life to a single piece of relatively vulnerable hardware. This is also earthquake country, so I'm further reluctant to put all my eggs in one basket.
, I wouldn't want to trust my access to my life to a single piece of relatively vulnerable hardware.Neither would I, so I don't "put all my eggs in one basket." That would be having everything only on my computer.
I do most web stuff from my smart phone since I'm on the road so much.
This move to biometrics for authentication sounds great, but I suspect it will fail as the vast majority of the world, much less prosperous and tech aligned countries with citizens who like privacy, will balk at thatChina, Indonesia, India, et al... the most populous and low income areas of the world have embraced smart phone technology and smart phones have vastly outsold computers since 2015.