No matter what the security zealots say, the password will never fully die. The latest version of Windows 10 is getting closer to the passwordless ideal.
Users who hate having to change their Windows passwords every 60 days can rejoice: Microsoft now agrees that there is no point to forced password changes and will be removing that recommendation from its security recommendations.
In a bizarre series of events, Facebook decided to ask some users to provide the passwords to their email accounts when signing up for new Facebook accounts. When asked, the company agreed to stop.
Google's Password Checkup Chrome extension tackles the big problem of password reuse by checking what passwords users are using against a database of compromised credentials.
Microsoft and Mastercard plan to work together to develop a new platform for verifying identities online that can be used across multiple services and for different purposes.