Friday, May 19, 2017

security: 2 factor authentication, no password (Microsoft Accounts)

Microsoft turns two-factor authentication into one-factor by ditching password | Ars Technica

"... for Microsoft accounts, Redmond is offering something new: getting rid of that first password and using just the phone to authenticate. With phone-based authentication enabled, after entering your Microsoft Account e-mail address, you'll receive an alert on your phone. From that alert, you can either approve or reject the authentication attempt—no password necessary." 

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Microsoft meets expectations with $23.6B in revenue, Azure revenue up 93% | TechCrunch
"Cloud: Total revenue from Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” business hit $6.8 billion this quarter. Microsoft expects its cloud-computing business to hit a $20 billion run rate by 2018. 
...Azure revenue was up 93 percent,"

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