Windows 10 Mobile gets another update before it is retired in December

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After installing Windows 10 20H1 update Build 18936, insiders in the Fast ring may try this by going to Settings Accounts Sign-in options and under the option "Make your device passwordless" choose "On". Microsoft says the feature is limited to a select few Windows 10 Fast Ring insiders right now and it will take at least a week to reach all Fast Ring insiders.

Today's test build adds a new "Make your device passwordless" sign-in option in Settings. To have a pie of the feature, you must be using the latest Windows update version 18396. We put together a bit of a slideshow to walk you back through it, just for fun. "Unfortunately, passwords are no longer an effective security mechanism", wrote Alex Simons, Microsoft's corporate VP of program management. "Someone who steals your password can sign in to your account from anywhere, but if they steal your PIN, they'd have to steal your physical device too!"

PIN is said to be better because it is assorted to the specific device.

Microsoft, in a bid to move away from traditional methods of logging-in to devices, appears to have begun testing password-less sign-in into Microsoft accounts.

After installing this update, opening or using the Window-Eyes screen reader app may result in an error and some features may not function as expected.

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In addition to passwordless feature, the company also announced a preview of FIDO2 security keys support in Azure Active Directory.

Microsoft Windows 10 users can also opt into two-factor authentication processes.

Security updates to Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Server, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, Microsoft HoloLens, Internet Explorer, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Virtualization, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Cryptography. We may not require a password manager or we will not have to avoid reusing passwords.

With this build, Microsoft is making it possible for all Insiders to create a new event or reminder quickly from the clock and calendar flyout on the taskbar.

Pick your desired date and start typing - you'll now see inline options to set a time and location.

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