Google aims to eliminate passwords and establish ‘passkeys’ as the default choice. Google is exploring the idea of replacing passwords with passkeys, allowing users to access their accounts and devices using fingerprint scans, face recognition, or PIN numbers.
Google Aims to Eliminate Passwords and Establish ‘Passkeys’ as the Default Choice
Google stated on Tuesday that passkeys offer a more convenient and secure way to access accounts and devices without the need to remember passwords. Although the company introduced support for passkeys in May, it has now confirmed that this technology will become the default choice when creating passwords.
Google emphasized its commitment to promoting the adoption of passkeys, with the aim of reducing the reliance on traditional passwords and eventually rendering them obsolete. Google will maintain support for conventional passwords, and users can opt out of using passkeys by disabling the “skip password when possible” option in their accounts.
YouTube, Search, Maps, Uber, and eBay, Have Already Implemented Passkeys
Several apps, including YouTube, Search, Maps, Uber, and eBay, have already implemented passkeys as alternatives to traditional passwords. Additionally, WhatsApp is in the process of adding this feature, as mentioned in the blog.
The FIDO Alliance, a security consortium with numerous tech company members, initially created standards for passkeys. Subsequently, Microsoft, Apple, and Google have been actively collaborating to implement passkeys in practice.
Apple introduced its passkey option in iOS 16, enabling users to utilize this technology in various apps, including Apple Wallet. Passkey support was initially launched for Chrome and Android devices in October 2022.
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