Beer-Talk: Windows Passwordless

Passwordless solutions promise better security and convenience by allowing users to login to systems with only their e.g. smartphone. But what is going on behind the scenes and does such solution influence the overall risk posture of a Windows domain? Attend the next Beer-Talk on June 23rd and find out!


This Beer-Talk is divided in a technical presentation of about 45 minutes. The participation is free but a registration is required.


Weak passwords are a main target for attackers, especially in an internal Windows domain context.

Microsoft provides additional protection for domain passwords with its Windows Hello solution, which allows users to login using a pin or other biometrics to their workstation. This helps to condition users not to use their domain password too often and thus should thwart domain password phishing.

Besides Windows Hello there are third party solutions, which implement passwordless login to any domain joined computer. Most products come with a mobile app, where the user can authorize a login.

Philipp Mao has taken a close look at these products and will present his findings, focusing on technical details and security problems.



Philipp Mao has been working at Compass Security as an IT Security Analyst since 2020. Before that he finished his studies in Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich.

In his work he mainly tests the security of web applications, IoT devices and internal networks.



Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6 p.m.

Philipp Mao will be on site at the Compass headquarters in Jona. His talk will be broadcast via livestream to the other locations in Switzerland and Germany.

8645 JonaWerkstrasse 20
3012 BerneAhornweg 2
8003 ZurichWeststrasse 50
10789 BerlinTauentzienstraße 18
You can also join online on YouTube.


Come by, enjoy the talk, a cold beer, and the free snack.

  • The participation is free but a registration is required.
  • The number of places at our locations in Berne, Jona, Zurich and Berlin is limited. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received.
  • If the event at your desired location is fully booked, we will alter the booking to the online event.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at noon. 

You will receive a confirmation by email after registration. 


Register now