Credential theft has become one of the most widespread attacks affecting customers and users. Security experts have been advocating for years the needs to raise the bar on user authentication and move away from passwords.
In Windows 10, we introduce support for Microsoft Passport, a solution that is easy to deploy, always multi-factor, interoperable on premise and on the web, and inexpensive. With Windows Hello (biometric authentication which can provide instant access to Microsoft Passport), Windows 10 offers a truly seamless experience that is more secure than today's world of complicated passwords. A simple API makes it easy for developers to make use of Microsoft Passport and biometrics for user authentication in apps.