As authentication methods improve and companies like Microsoft declare the end of the password era is here, some cybersecurity experts argue this may be one of the last Global Password days to be held.

Microsoft Security Corporate Vice President Rob Lefferts last year said his company is delivering new support for password-less sign-in to Azure AD-connected apps via Microsoft Authenticator to replace passwords with a more secure multi-factor sign-in that combines user phone and fingerprint, face, or PIN, in a Sept. 24 blog post last year.

However, that day hasn’t come yet and passwords remain a necessary part of securing data and despite the bold claims are unlikely to go away anytime in the near future, as a result, users need to ensure they use strong passwords which are kept secure.

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