What you need to know
- Microsoft has enhanced its Authenticator app to take password management and security to the next level.
- Now, with the power of Microsoft Autofill, you not only can skip the burden of remembering your password, but you don't even have to make the thing.
- Autofill is currently available in Authenticator.
Making and maintaining passwords is the worst, isn't it? Sometimes they need to have a bizarre mix of symbols and capital letters, or be 32 characters long, or have some other eccentricity that makes them borderline impossible to create and remember. And if you fail to sign in enough times, then you end up in a situation akin to that one time Dunkey had to deal with CAPTCHA. You want to avoid that situation, as well as all password headaches, and Microsoft knows it; that's why it's introducing Autofill for its Authenticator app.
Autofill is available right now. It's a new tool in Authenticator that will save you the trouble of creating a password by making one for you. It will make the password, remember it, type it for you, sync it across devices so you don't have to futz with signing in anywhere... the tool will essentially replace you, the human being. You will become irrelevant to your own login details.
The Autofill generation feature is comprehensive and lets you adjust parameters such as your password's length, as well as whether it'll have letters, numbers, and/or special characters.
And in case you want Microsoft in control of even more of your password activities, don't forget Edge Canary's been testing an "autosave passwords by default" option.
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