Why Is Windows Asking Me for My Phone Number to Log In?

Episode 1836 (1:43:36)

Scott from Arcadia, CA
Windows

Scott installed a Windows update and when he logged in, it shows his cell phone. He's now concerned that he won't be able to sign on correctly. Leo says that Microsoft is moving towards a passwordless world because we all hate them. So they are adding an authenticator to your login so that they will send your phone a code, and you input it. Then you're logged in - no password, and very secure.