Microsoft, Apple, and Google Support Password-Free Sign-in

Yesterday was both Cinco de Mayo and World Password Day, which probably means a lot of passwords are now set to Taco. Microsoft, Apple, and Google marked the day ironically, by announcing joint plans to support the password-free sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and World Wide Web Consortium. Security experts have come to regard passwords as inherently insecure, preferring hardware- or biometric-based alternatives.