Should I remove Microsoft account password?

September 25, 2021

There is no denying that password is a necessity in our digital lives. We use passwords as a critical security layer to protect our various accounts.

However, passwords are not secure in many cases for two main reasons:

Security experts have long realized that using passwords to authenticate users is not good enough. They have been trying to create better methods to replace passwords.

As early as 1999, Microsoft launched the Passport authentication service to replace passwords, but it was abandoned a few years later due to its serious flaws. A decade ago, Bill Gates ever predicted that passwords would be dead soon.

Until recently, Microsoft finally started to "kill" passwords and let users remove passwords from their Microsoft accounts.

How to remove password?



Should I remove password?

Yes, you'd better do that for security and convenience.

Compared with password sign-in, passwordless sign-in does have more advantages.

The design of passwordless sign-in still has some cons.

More security suggestion

If you have decided to remove your password, we have some suggestions for you: